Chipotle-Peach BBQ Sauce

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • Makes

    5 cups

Appears in

The Bacon Bible

The Bacon Bible

By Peter Sherman and Stephanie Banyas

Published 2019

  • About

Fruit and fruit-flavored sauces go incredibly well with the fatty, salty taste of bacon. It is, in my opinion, the ultimate sweet-savory pairing. Peaches are paired often with ham in the South, but it’s also one of my favorites with bacon. Every summer I serve a rib special with this sauce and a smoked peach John Daly (a delightful combination of lemonade, peach ice tea, and bacon vodka). If you aren’t into peaches, you can definitely substitute pineapple, apricot, or mango nectar instead.


  • 4 cups (960 ml) peach nectar
  • 4 cups (960 ml) BarBacon BBQ Sauce (opposite) or your favorite store-bought BBQ sauce
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) pureed chipotles in adobo


In a large saucepan, bring the nectar to a boil over high heat, then lower the heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened and reduced to about cups (360 ml), about 30 minutes.

Add the BBQ sauce and chipotles and cook until just heated through, about 5 minutes. Use immediately, or cool to room temperature and transfer to a container with a tight-fitting lid. The sauce will keep, tightly covered in the refrigerator, for up to 7 days, or freeze for up to 1 month.