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How to Make Homemade BBQ Sauce in the Instant Pot

How do you make barbecue sauce? If you’ve always used it from the bottle or packet, you’re in a for a treat when you try homemade BBQ sauce for the first time. If you have a pressure cooker, you can make homemade BBQ sauce the easy way. Let’s demystify this beloved condiment and learn how to make homemade BBQ sauce!

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This flavor-packed BBQ sauce combines the natural sweetness of cherries and maple syrup with the welcoming warmth of the ginger, cinnamon, and rosemary. Try finding that in a bottle!

How to Make Homemade BBQ Sauce in the Instant Pot

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes + time to come to pressure
Serves 6-8

Ingredients:

  • 2 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium shallot, finely chopped
  • 3-4 cloves fresh garlic, finely minced
  • 2½ c. fresh or frozen dark cherries, pitted
  • 1 10-oz. can diced tomatoes with green chilies, with liquid
  • 3 T. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 t. fresh ginger, finely minced
  • 1½ t. ground cinnamon
  • ½ t. smoked paprika
  • 3 T. maple syrup
  • 1 T. fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 2 t. liquid smoke (optional)
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

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Directions:

  1. Add olive oil to Instant Pot and select the “Sauté” function on the high temperature setting. Add shallot and garlic and sauté until soft and slightly golden, approximately 3-4 minutes.
  2. Turn Instant Pot off and add remaining ingredients, including the liquid from the tomatoes and the liquid smoke, if using. Stir to combine and season with salt and black pepper, to taste.
  3. Add lid and lock into place. Make sure the valve is set to the “Sealing” position and set the “Manual” setting to high for 10 minutes. After a brief pause, the Instant Pot will automatically start building pressure.

How Do You Make Homemade BBQ Sauce? Some Tips:

For best results, prepare this recipe one or two days in advance. Although it can be enjoyed immediately, this sauce really comes into its own when the flavors are given time to fully develop.

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How to Make Homemade BBQ Sauce in the Instant Pot

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 11 mins
Course Recipes
Cuisine Southern
Servings 8
Calories 77 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium shallot finely chopped
  • 3-4 cloves fresh garlic finely minced
  • c. fresh or frozen dark cherries pitted
  • 1 10- oz. can diced tomatoes with green chilies with liquid
  • 3 T. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 t. fresh ginger finely minced
  • t. ground cinnamon
  • ½ t. smoked paprika
  • 3 T. maple syrup
  • 1 T. fresh rosemary finely chopped
  • 2 t. liquid smoke optional
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Add olive oil to Instant Pot and select the “Sauté” function on the high temperature setting. Add shallot and garlic and sauté until soft and slightly golden, approximately 3-4 minutes.
  • Turn Instant Pot off and add remaining ingredients, including the liquid from the tomatoes and the liquid smoke, if using. Stir to combine and season with salt and black pepper, to taste.
  • Add lid and lock into place. Make sure the valve is set to the “Sealing” position and set the “Manual” setting to high for 10 minutes. After a brief pause, the Instant Pot will automatically start building pressure.
Nutrition Facts
How to Make Homemade BBQ Sauce in the Instant Pot
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 77 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Sodium 186mg8%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 1g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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