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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