Mexican BBQ Sauce

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This Mexican bbq sauce can be used in place of your traditional bbq sauce or as a dipping sauce. It’s really easy to make and take minimal effort.

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Mexican BBQ Sauce Cooking Tips:

Use a good quality red enchilada sauce like La Victoria.

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Can you make ahead?

Fridge: Sauce can be made a day or two in advance. After sauce cools off, place in an airtight container in the fridge for 30 days max.

Reheating: Turn on heat to medium, add all ingredients in a small or medium sauce pan, cook until mixture starts to boil. About 10 minutes or less. *Depends on how much you’re reheating.

Mexican BBQ Sauce

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Substitution Options:

You can use beer in place of the orange juice.

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Mexican BBQ Sauce

Kenneth Temple
This sauce can be used in place of traditional bbq sauce, as a dipping sauce or on grilled meats and vegetables.
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Total Time 15 mins
Cuisine American, Mexican


  • 10 ounces red enchilada sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 chipotles pepper in adobo sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 5 ounces orange juice


  • In a medium sauce pot over medium heat add enchilada sauce, tomato paste, chipotle pepper, garlic and orange juice. Stir together and bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook for 5 minutes. Pour in a blender and blitz on high for 1 minute. Keep sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2 weeks.
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