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Sweet & Tangy Pineapple BBQ Sauce

If you’re looking for a homemade BBQ sauce that’s sweet, delicious, and full of flavor, you’ve got to try this recipe for Sweet Pineapple BBQ Sauce!

It’s perfect for grilling chicken or pork, and it’s so easy to make. Plus, it only requires a few simple ingredients. You’ll love how the sweet pineapple flavor pairs with the smoky barbecue sauce. Give it a try this summer!

Where did BBQ sauce originate from?

Barbecue sauce is a classic American condiment with a long and rich history. The exact origins of barbecue sauce are a matter of debate, but most agree that it likely originated in the American South. One theory suggests that barbecue sauce was created by Spanish settlers who introduced ingredients like vinegar and paprika to the local barbecue traditions.

Another theory suggests that barbecue sauce evolved from early African-American pit-barbecue sauces. Whatever its origins, barbecue sauce has become a staple of American cuisine.

Sweet & Tangy Pineapple BBQ Sauce

Typically, barbecue sauce is made with a combination of vinegar, tomato paste, molasses, sugar, and spices. This gives barbecue sauce its characteristic sweet and tangy flavor.

Many regionally-specific variations of barbecue sauce exist, each with its own unique twist. For example, Kansas City-style barbecue sauce is famous for its use of ketchup, while Memphis-style barbecue sauce often features Worcestershire sauce. No matter what style you prefer, barbecue sauce is sure to add delicious flavor to your next meal.

Sweet & Tangy Pineapple BBQ Sauce

Our family really loves the sweet and tangy when it comes to any sauce, but especially barbecue. We love to use our pineapple barbecue sauce on many meats during grilling season. It’s almost like a Hawaiian BBQ sauce. It really offers a robust flavor and hits many zones of one’s palette. Plus, this is a very easy recipe with only a handful of ingredients and not much preparation time, this is a great homemade sauce to whip up in a snap.

Pineapple Juice in BBQ sauce

Pineapple juice is a popular ingredient in barbecue sauce. The sweetness of pineapple juice helps to offset the spiciness of the sauce, while the acidity helps to balance out the flavors. Pineapple juice also helps to thicken the sauce, making it cling better to whatever you’re barbecuing. You can try adding pineapple juice to your favorite barbecue sauce by swapping it for some of the other liquids in your sauce.

Pineapple Barbeque Sauce

Brown Sugar in BBQ Sauce

Brown sugar is another essential ingredient in this barbecue sauce and many bbq sauces. It makes the sauce sweet and robust which plays well with the other salty, savory, and smokey flavors. Of course, if you don’t like a super sweet sauce, don’t add as much.

Ketchup vs Tomato Paste

Traditionally, bbq sauce calls for tomato paste, however, we like to use ketchup as it is readily accessible in our pantry. Plus, ketchup has a bit more liquid in it already so you wouldn’t have to add much water to the mix. However, if you want to stay away form artificial flavors, read your ketchup ingredients or opt for the tomato paste.

This sauce stores well in an airtight container for a little more than a week.

Saucing Chicken Wings

Here are some of the Best Meats to Pair with Pineapple BBQ Sauce:

  • chicken breasts
  • pork shoulder
  • pork sandwiches and pulled pork
  • chicken wings
  • pulled beef
  • pork ribs
  • beef ribs
  • your favorite burgers

Can I use fresh pineapple in this bbq sauce?

You can use fresh or canned pineapple in this tangy sauce as well! As long as you don’t mind the occasional chunk of pineapple, it adds even more delicious tropical flavors. You may want to use an immersion blender in the sauce or a regular blender beforehand to break down the chunks of the pineapple.

Adding a kick to this sauce

You can also add some spice to this pineapple bbq sauce recipe by adding the following:

  • cayenne pepper
  • hot sauce
  • red pepper flakes

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Sweet & Tangy Pineapple BBQ Sauce

If you’re looking for a homemade BBQ sauce that’s sweet, delicious, and full of flavor, you’ve got to try this recipe for Sweet Pineapple BBQ Sauce! It’s perfect for grilling chicken or pork, and it’s so easy to make. Plus, it only requires a few simple ingredients. You’ll love how the sweet pineapple flavor pairs with the smoky barbecue sauce. Give it a try this summer!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time11 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: barbeque sauce, bbq dipping sauce, bbq sauce
Servings: 30 Servings
Calories: 35kcal

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Ingredients

  • 10 Ounces Pineapple Juice 1 can use canned pineapple pieces and chunks
  • 3/4 Cup Ketchup
  • 3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Minced
  • 1/2 Teaspoons Onion Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons Water

Instructions

  • In a small container, mix the cornstarch and water until all the cornstarch is dissolved. Set aside.
  • In a saucepan, add the pineapple juice, ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, minced garlic, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Cook over medium heat stirring until combined until boiling. Boil for 2 minutes.
  • Continue boiling, whisking constantly, slowly add the cornstarch and water mixture. This will thicken the sauce. Once the sauce is thickening. Remove from heat
  • Serve

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Notes

This sauce stores well in an airtight container for a little more than a week.
Here are some of the Best Meats to Pair with Pineapple BBQ Sauce:
  • chicken breasts
  • pork shoulder
  • pork sandwiches and pulled pork
  • chicken wings
  • pulled beef
  • pork ribs
  • beef ribs
  • your favorite burgers
You can also add some spice to this pineapple bbq sauce recipe by adding the following:
  • cayenne pepper
  • hot sauce
  • red pepper flakes

Nutrition

Calories: 35kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.02g | Saturated Fat: 0.002g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.002g | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 0.05g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 32IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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