One Girl, One Glass in the Kitchen: Spicy Red Wine BBQ Sauce

During IFBC, I participated in a food swap.  It was an interesting experience, and provided a learning opportunity for all involved.  I will say this…food swaps are nothing like the bottle swaps that I’m used to.

For the food swap, I wasn’t sure what to bring…until it hit me.  My Spicy Red Wine BBQ Sauce.

I know it sounds intimidating to make BBQ sauce, but it is really simple.

Spicy Red Wine BBQ Sauce
Spicy Red Wine BBQ Sauce
Spicy Red Wine BBQ Sauce
Spicy Red Wine BBQ Sauce

I love this sauce on pulled pork that I’ve cooked in the crock pot for 12 hours with some orange juice. The OJ infuses into the meat, which helps the sauce soften as well. I’ve also put this on salmon, but I thought it was weird. I’m a purist when it comes to salmon though, since I have easy access to either Alaskan salmon or, if I’m lucky, fresh out of the Columbia or Lewis River salmon. Yeah. I’m spoiled. I’ve yet to try it on some chicken, but I’m willing to try. Watch my Twitter, Facebook or Instagram for the results. 🙂

The following

1/2 of a sweet onion.
1/2 of a sweet onion.

Columbia Crest H3 Merlot
Columbia Crest H3 Merlot
Canned Chipotle, Worcestershire Sauce, Jack Daniels Mustard, Heinz Ketchup
Canned Chipotle, Worcestershire Sauce, Jack Daniels Mustard, Heinz Ketchup
Chipotle peppers in adobo in my Ninja
Chipotle peppers in adobo in my Ninja takes about a minute.
Pulverize…it takes about a minute.
Sweet paprika
Sweet paprika
Local honey
Local honey
Red Wine Vinegar
Red Wine Vinegar

pictures are the ingredients that I use and love in this sauce.

Spicy Red Wine BBQ Sauce
Yields 1
A wonderful spicy BBQ sauce
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  1. 2 tbsp. olive oil
  2. 2 shallots, finely chopped (can substitute 1/2 of a sweet onion)
  3. 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  4. 2½ c. red wine (recommended: Merlot from Washington’s Columbia Valley)
  5. 2 c. ketchup
  6. 1 Tbsp. sweet paprika
  7. 2 Tbsp. Jack Daniels classic mustard (can substitute Dijon)
  8. 1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  9. 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  10. 1 7 oz. can chipotle chile in adobo, finely chopped*
  11. 1 Tbsp. honey
  12. 1 Tbsp. molasses
  1. Heat the oil in a medium or large saucepan over medium heat. Add shallots and garlic; cook until soft.
  2. Add the wine, increase heat to high and cook until reduced to about ¾ cup. Add remaining ingredients, cover and cook until thickened and slightly reduced, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat to cool and puree for a smooth consistency.
  3. Store in a glass quart jar in the refrigerator
  1. *If you don’t want to have it as spicy as this one, you can adjust the amount of chipotle chile to your liking.
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7 Comment

  1. Leisel says: Reply

    This looks amazing. We love spicy stuff in my house and I would make this in a heartbeat.

  2. Keri B says: Reply

    This looks absolutely mouth watering! I love making BBQ sauces and simply can’t wait to try this one. Yum!

  3. Ashley says: Reply

    I would have to make mine a little less spicy, but that sounds great!!

  4. Kelsie says: Reply

    This looks so good!!

  5. This looks like it would be a great rib marinade as well!

    1. Alina says: Reply

      Mmm…ribs. *drools* I think it would! It works really well with pulled pork…why not with ribs! 🙂

  6. Cole says: Reply

    I’m typically not a red wine drinker, but this look fabulous!!

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