Sum-Sum-Summertime means Bar-Bar-Barbecue time! There is nothing better than a well-stocked pantry, don’t you agree? I love having basic pantry items at the ready when I want to whip up a last minute recipe. One of these items that I always have in my pantry is barbecue sauce. I love to use it year-round but summer makes me crave it even more. Obviously grilling and barbecue sauce go to together like bread and butter. They just scream summer.
Did you ever make your own barbecue sauce? Homemade barbecue sauce is so simple to make and tastes so much better than the bottled variety. Today, I have the perfect barbecue sauce recipe for you – Peach Sriracha Barbecue Sauce. This one is guaranteed to knock your socks off. This homemade Peach Sriracha Barbecue Sauce is perfectly sweet with just enough kick of Sriracha to warm your palette. I promise you, you are going to love it!
Oh yeah, it’s made with Jersey Fresh peaches that we grow here on our farm. I love peaches. Not the hard kind, but the kind in which the juices run all the way down your arms when you take a bite. That’s what I am talking about – sweet Jersey Peaches. Oh my!
Here are the simple steps:
Start by sautéing the onion, chili powder and cumin over medium heat for three minutes. Add those juicy peaches and cook for three minutes more.
Add the remaining ingredients and cook for an additional ten minutes. Stir occasionally.
Add the Sriracha to your taste. If you like more heat, add more to the sauce. Remove the sauce from the heat and allow to cool. Pour the barbecue sauce in a blender and puree until smooth.
- 1 - 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
- 3 cups Jersey Fresh peaches, peeled and chopped
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- ½ cup ketchup
- ⅓ cup packed brown sugar
- 4-5 tablespoons Sriracha hot sauce (to taste)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onions, cumin and chili powder. Cook 3 minutes until transparent.
- Add peaches and cook for an additional 3 minutes.
- Add remaining ingredients and continue cooking for 10 more minutes. (Add more or less Sriracha sauce depending on your taste preference.)
- Remove from heat and cool.
- Pour barbecue sauce in a blender and puree until smooth.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to one week or process in a mason jars using the water bath canning process.
I like to store my Peach Sriracha Barbecue Sauce in these Ball Wide Mouth Canning Jars. You can also use a smaller jar if desired. I store mine by using the water bath canning method. I make a larger batch so I can always have some in my pantry. This sauce will also keep for about a week in the refrigerator in an air-tight container.
This sauce is perfect for ribs, beef or chicken. I also love to brush it on shrimp as well. The peach flavor and Sriracha pairs perfectly together. I hope you give it a try.
Happy grilling. Enjoy!