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Recipe: Apple BBQ Sauce

Summer is here and the BBQs are fired up all over Manitoba. Join in the grilling fun and try this simple homemade BBQ sauce recipe. It is simple and easy and there is nothing quite like a homemade sauce to take your barbecuing skills to the next level.

Apple BBQ Sauce

Yield:   4 cups                               Prep Time: 20 minutes


3 tbsp             Dry Mustard Powder

1 cup               Brown Sugar

¼ cup            Jalapenos, chopped

¼ cup            Chili Powder

½ cup            Orange Juice

4 cups            Ketchup

2 cups            Water

¼ cup            Molasses

8 cloves         Garlic, minced

1 tbsp             Salt

2 tsp               Pepper

5                      Apples, peeled and sliced

1 cup              Apple Juice

¼ cup            Balsamic Vinegar


Place all ingredients in a large pot and place on medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer. Turn down heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Take off heat and set aside to cool for 30 minutes. Once cooled, carefully puree the sauce with a hand blender or food processor.


Chef Tips:

  • Make this sauce the day before your BBQ. It will cut down on prep time and you will have more time to enjoy your grilling experience.
  • This sauce is an excellent addition to beef, pork, chicken, or bison
  • This sauce can be stored in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to two weeks
  • Variations of this sauce can be made using other fruit. Examples: blueberries, raspberries, peaches, etc.


Melissa Hryb is the chef at Marion Street Eatery, where she specializes in hearty comfort food with a twist.

Follow her on Twitter @MarionStreetEat or Instagram @MarionStreetEatery

Feature image taken by: Sunny Lapin