Mango Habanero BBQ Sauce Recipe

Mango-Habanero BBQ Sauce Recipe

This mango-habanero bbq sauce recipe is perfect for grilled shrimp, fish, chicken or pork, with just the right amount of sweet and heat.
Course Main Course, sauce
Cuisine American
Keyword barbecue, bbq sauce, habanero, mango, recipe, spicy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 1/4 cup servings
Calories 104 kcal


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 4 habanero peppers diced
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2-3 cups chopped mango I used 2 cups for this recipe, but you can use more as desired
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons spicy chili flakes
  • 1 tablespoon ground mustard
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat a large saucepan to medium heat and add olive oil with onion and peppers. Cook about 5 minutes, or until everything softens.
  2. Add the garlic and cook another minute, until garlic becomes fragrant.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and stir until everything is combined.
  4. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer about 20-30 minutes.
  5. Process until smooth. If the sauce is too thick, add a ½ cup of water or more and continue to process to your preferred consistency. Serve the sauce right away, or let it sit awhile to allow the flavors to more fully develop.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Heat Factor: Medium-Hot. You'll get a nice level of heat from the habanero peppers. Looking for a milder bbq sauce? Cut back on the habanero peppers by replacing some with milder peppers, or core them out to remove some of the heat. Want spicier? You can easily add more habaneros, or go with hotter peppers, like the ghost pepper. YES!

Nutrition Facts
Mango-Habanero BBQ Sauce Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 104 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 139mg6%
Potassium 294mg8%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 1230IU25%
Vitamin C 18.9mg23%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.