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Spicy Jalapeño Mango BBQ Sauce (no sugar added)

Spicy Mango Jalapeño BBQ Sauce (no sugar added)

A Spicy Mango BBQ Sauce that is naturally sweetened with a kick of heat from the jalapeño. This is a no-sugar-added bbq sauce.
Course bbq sauce, Sauce
Cuisine barbecue, bbq, sauces
Keyword mango bbq sauce, mango jalapeno sauce, no sugar added bbq sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2 cups sauce


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small to medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1  jalapeño, stems and seeds removed, diced
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 15 oz can tomato sauce (*with no added sugar, see notes)
  • 3 oz tomato paste
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ tablespoon smoked paprika
  • ½ tablespoon dry mustard
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup mango cubes (I use frozen)

Optional additions (if not too strict about added sweeteners)

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce (adds great kick)
  • 2 tablespoons honey, Maple Syrup, or Molasses (or a combination of 2-3 of these)


  • In a large pot set to medium heat melt 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil and add the onions. Stir occasionally until the onions are soft (golden/starting to caramelize), and sweet to the taste (at least 20 minutes). *you may need to adjust the heat and turn it down if they are browning too fast.
  • Next add the garlic and jalapeño and stir together for 2 minutes.
  • Add remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer. Cook for 15-20 minutes, or until the mango cubes have softened.
  • Using a hand immersion blender, or countertop blender, blend your sauce until smooth and there are no chunks.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings to your preference. If too thick add water or more apple cider vinegar. If you’re flexible on sweetness, add some sweeteners (honey, maple syrup, etc. to your taste preferences).



Make sure to read your labels. Many tomato sauces have added sugar. Make sure to use a brand that does not add any sugar.
Same with the Worcestershire sauce. Many of them contain added sugar.