Strawberry Peach BBQ Sauce is the most aromatic and delicious sauce you'll have all grilling season!
When you think of strawberries and peaches, you tend to think of desserts or breakfast foods, right? This strawberry peach BBQ sauce will change the way you think about these fruits. The sauce is thick and rich, but not overly sweet.
Because of the chipotle chili in adobo, there's a delicious hint of smoke and just the right amount of heat. It is truly delicious on chicken and pork especially.
Be sure to try this with our grilled bbq pork chops!
Here is what you need to make your own Peach BBQ Sauce:
- fresh peaches
- maple syrup
- strawberry preserves
- peach preserves
- balsamic vinegar
- chipotle chili in adobo
- ground ginger
- Worcestershire sauce
- Dijon mustard
- olive oil
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How to Grill Peaches
- Cut peaches along the seam all the way around until you can twist the two halves off the pit.
- Brush the cut sides with vegetable oil. For good measure, also brush your grill with oil.
- For beautiful grill marks, do not move the peaches for 3-4 minutes.
- Turn the peaches to cook the other cut side.
- Remove from the grill with tongs and let cool before removing the skins.
The kids were kind of amazed that we were putting fruit on the grill! It was fun to talk about different ways to prepare and eat fruits and vegetables, especially when they are in season and abundant.
What Can I Substitute for Chipotle in Adobo?
The first time you make any of my recipes, I suggest you do it just as I've laid out for you. These recipes have been tested and we know what works well.
Chipotle in Adobo comes in a can. The chipotle peppers are smoked and dried. Then they are mixed in a sweet and tangy red sauce that includes tomato, vinegar and seasonings. The flavor is smoky and a little spicy, but not overpowering.
But... if truly have to substitute Chipotle in Adobo, here's what you can do:
- Mix 1 tablespoon of tomato paste with a tablespoon of cider vinegar.
- Add in 1 teaspoon chipotle powder, ½ teaspoon of cumin, along with a pinch each of garlic powder and salt.
- Mix well to combine.
Shortcut Peach BBQ Sauce
If you're short on time, but still want to try this Strawberry Peach BBQ Sauce, use our semi-home shortcut recipe.
- Select a store-bought BBQ sauce.
- Grill the peaches and strawberries according to the recipe above.
- Put the fruit and BBQ sauce into the food processor.
- Add in the chipotle chili in adobo.
- Process until smooth.
This is the Food Processor that I use. It is inexpensive but works great, and it doesn't take up too much space on the counter.
What Proteins Go Well with Peaches?
Need some ideas on what to put this yummy BBQ sauce on? Try one of these proteins:
- Chicken and other poultry such as quail and pheasant
- Pork Chops or even tenderloin in the slow cooker
- White Fish such as Halibut, Cod, or Haddock
- Grilled Salmon
Our strawberry peach salsa is also a great addition to any meal where you're using this BBQ sauce.
If you love this peach BBQ sauce, you'll want to try one of these other delicious recipes next time:
Find more delicious peach recipes here.
Strawberry Peach BBQ Sauce
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- 2 cups strawberries hulled and halved
- 2 cups fresh peaches halved and pitted
- ½ cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons strawberry preserves
- 2 tablespoons peach preserves
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 chipotle chili in adobo chopped
- 1 tablespoon garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon ground ginger grated
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- Scant 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ⅓ cup onion minced
- Preheat the grill to approximately 425-degrees F. Wrap a small tray with tinfoil and spray lightly with cooking spray. Add the prepared strawberries and cook over indirect heat on the grill until the strawberries begin to caramelize, about 3 minutes. You may want to stir and cook 1-2 minutes more.2 cups strawberries
- Spray the grill over direct heat. Brush the peaches with olive oil for good measure and place the peach halves on. Grill 3-4 minutes per side, then remove and let cool so they can be handled.2 cups fresh peaches
- Over medium high heat, add the olive oil to a small saucepan. Cook the onions until tender, about 4-5 minutes.⅓ cup onion, Scant 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Add the ketchup, maple syrup, strawberry and peach preserves, balsamic vinegar, chipotle in adobo, garlic, ginger, and Dijon mustard. Whisk to combine.½ cup ketchup, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, 2 tablespoons strawberry preserves, 2 tablespoons peach preserves, 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, 1 chipotle chili in adobo, 1 tablespoon garlic, 1 tablespoon ground ginger, 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- Remove the skins from the peaches and roughly chop them. To the sauce pot, add the strawberries and peaches. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer 5-6 minutes.
- Use an immersion blender to puree the mixture. Use as a marinade or serve on the side for dipping.
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One of my favorite things about developing recipes is cooking alongside my family. This recipe was developed with help from my husband. He's the Grill Master in our house. We have been together for 21 years and I'm happy to say that sometimes he still surprises me. I love including his ideas in the recipes that I share here. We spent almost a full day developing and testing this recipe to make it perfect. It's not too sweet or too spicy.