Honey Chipotle BBQ Sauce in an Instant Pot® – www.instantlydelicious.com – Instantly Delicious

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Did you know you can use your Instant Pot® to make barbecue sauce? Well, you totally can.  I used mine to make ​Honey Chipotle Barbecue Sauce​, and it was ah-maz-ing.  It is sweet and spicy and such a nice change from my favorite bottled sauce (which I use frequently, believe me).  I will be sharing another barbecue chicken Instant Pot® recipe soon that features this swell sauce, but in the meantime, make up a batch to use on chicken, fish, tri tip or anything else you would throw on the grill.
Honey Chipotle Barbecue Sauce
Makes 2 cups


1 teaspoon olive oil
​1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 cup ketchup
​1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup orange juice
​2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
​2 chipotles in adobo + 1 tablespoon adobo sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
​1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder


​1. Set Instant Pot® to saute and heat olive oil until shimmering.  Add the onion and garlic and saute until soft, about 3 minutes.

​2. While vegetables are sautéing, whisk together the ketchup, honey, orange juice, and apple cider vinegar. Pour liquids over the vegetables.  Add the chipotles, adobo sauce, spices, and seasoning. 

​3. Set the pot to manual – high pressure making sure the valve is in the sealing position.  Adjust the time to 8 minutes.  When finished, do a quick pressure release by switching the valve to venting.

​4. Carefully pour the sauce into a blender and puree.  Refrigerate the sauce  in a glass jar for up to a week.



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