Dark Beer Chipotle BBQ Sauce

I mentioned some BBQ sauce that Kroger carries on their Private Selection label.  It wasn’t  there again the other day so I cast a Google net into the recipe sea and caught this .  It’s for bbq ribs  but I didn’t let that shame me for the last batch of ribs I made.  Look at those nice pictures!  I’m gonna list the sauce ingredients because I am shameless.


  • 14 oz / 400g can crushed tomato
  • 3.5 oz / 100g can Chipotle in Adobo Sauce , chipotle and sauce (1/2 a standard can) (Note 1)
  • 1 large onion (brown, white or yellow), diced
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar (or 2 tbsp normal white vinegar + 1 tsp sugar)
  • 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp Tabasco sauce , or other hot sauce. Adjust to taste.
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • Black pepper

They used beer over the ribs, something that wasn’t going to work for me, so I added a bottle of Guinness Extra Stout  to all of the above and simmered it a while, taking a stick blender to it for a good churn to get it all nice and smooth.  I had a few additions to the recipe – dark soy sauce, Kitchen Bouquet, more brown sugar, extra garlic, and the rest of that can of chipotles in adobo.

I froze portions in those silicone muffin things so I could thaw a bit as needed.  I will need some later today.