Dave's Habanero BBQ Sauce Recipe

I've tried before to blog about cooking and recipes and I know a lot of dads out there don’t really care to cook which I totally understand. However, I'm often asked at work or online about what I cook and how so I figured it is easier to share here than Facebook. Plus, this will serve as a good place to keep my recipes as I'm horrible at organizing them in any way.

When I barbecue I like to use a very traditional rub that isn't very spicy and then compliment it with a sauce that has some heat. A lot of people may be afraid of the habanero pepper because it is so spicy but I swear to you, this sauce brings out the actual flavor of the habanero without burning your taste buds. If you are a fan of very spicy food just up the habanero pepper count by one.

Here goes…

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 Minutes



Step 1

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 3 Habanero Peppers, minced

  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced

  • 2 tablespoons shallots/3 tablespoons onion, minced


Step 2

  • 2 Cups Apple Cider Vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 teaspoon white pepper

  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard

  • 1 Cup brown sugar

  • 1 Cups ketchup

 Step 3 – optional

  • ¼ cup white whine


Step 1

Heat the oil in a saucepan on medium heat.

Once hot, throw in the habaneros, garlic and shallots and sauté them for a good 5 minutes but don't let the garlic get brown.

Step 2

Add the rest of the ingredients and stir to combine.

Bring the mix to a boil for 15 minutes. I like to really burn off the vinegar.

Reduce heat and simmer low-medium for 30 more minutes. I like to add a bit of white whine when I lower the temp. It gives a nice aroma and compliments the habanero and shallot flavors.

That's it. Let cool and enjoy.

Above: 2x the recipe yields this much sooo the recipe is one jar.