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Spicy Honey BBQ Sauce - Recipe
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5 from 3 votes

Spicy Honey BBQ Sauce Recipe

This bbq sauce recipe is sweetened with honey and brown sugar, and made nice and spicy with both jalapeno and habanero peppers, though you can easily adjust the heat levels to your own personal preferences.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: barbecue, bbq, sauce, spicy
Servings: 8
Calories: 146kcal


  • 2-3 jalapeno peppers diced
  • 4 habanero peppers diced
  • 1 sweet onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons spicy chili flakes
  • 1 tablespoon ground mustard
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat a large saucepan to medium heat and add olive oil with onion and peppers. Cook about 5 minutes, or until everything softens.
  • Add the garlic and cook another minute, until garlic becomes fragrant.
  • Add remaining ingredients and stir until everything is combined.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer about 20 minutes.
  • Strain into a storage container. You can serve this right away, or let it sit awhile to allow the flavors to more fully develop.



Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 252mg | Potassium: 416mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 1435IU | Vitamin C: 18.9mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1.7mg