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Here is a dark berry Chipotle BBQ sauce that summons up some rich & spicy flavors. We suggest using our aronia berries for this recipe.

Aronia berry Chipotle BBQ Sauce


- 1 (tbs.) canola oil

- 1 small spanish yellow onion, diced

- 1 small shallot, diced

- 2 cloves garlic, minced

- 24 oz. stout beer (Guiness)

- 8 oz aronia berries

- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar

- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

- 1 (tbs.) pureed chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

- 1 (tsp.) of molasses

- 1/3 cup of ketchup

- 1 (tbs.) of dijon mustard

- 1/4 cup of worcestershire sauce

- 1 1/2 (tsp.) kosher salt

Directions: Preheat canola oil in a medium-sized pot over medium heat for 3-4 minutes. Once the oil is hot add the onion and shallot to the pot. Sweat the onions over medium heat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until translucent. Add the garlic to the pot. Stir. Cook for another 60 seconds. Add the stout beer to the pot and raise the heat to medium high. Allow the stout to simmer and reduce by half, about 15-25 minutes.

While the stout is reducing, place the aronia berries, brown sugar and cider vinegar into a small sauce pan. Place over medium heat. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Cook over medium heat until the aronia berries begin to break. Remove from heat and set aside.

Add the aronia berry mixture and the rest of the ingredients for the bbq sauce to the reduced stout. Whisk. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 10 minutes.

Allow sauce to cool slightly then transfer to a blender. Blend until very smooth. Strain BBQ sauce through a fine-mesh strainer. Taste sauce and adjust seasonings as desired with kosher salt.