Grilling season has arrived! Whether you are grilling up ribs, chicken, or beef this homemade Red Wine BBQ Sauce will take your meal to the next level!
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A small dish of Red Wine BBQ Sauce on wooden table

What Makes This Sauce Special?

This sauce has so much flavor! Rich red wine, fresh garlic, dried cumin, chipotle chili powder, organic ketchup, honey, apple cider vinegar and liquid smoke make the perfect combination for a delicious grilling sauce. Liquid smoke (affiliate link) is literally what it sounds like and adds a smoky flavor you just can’t get any other way!

Red Wine BBQ Sauce with silver spoon on wood table

What to Use it On:

Use this Red Wine BBQ Sauce on these tender Chicken Breasts

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or these beautiful Baby Back Ribs. No matter what you brush it on, or dip it in, you’ll be a happy griller!

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The Recipe: Red Wine BBQ Sauce

You will need: soy sauce or coconut aminos if you live soy free, and  liquid smoke

Red Wine BBQ Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins

A homemade BBQ sauce that's great fro chicken, beef or pork.

Course: BBQ sauce, Condiment
Keyword: bbq sauce, gluten free bbq sauce, red wine bbq sauce
Servings: 1 cup of sauce
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon  ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon  ground chipotle chili pepper powder
  • 1/3 cup red wine
  • 1/2 cup  organic ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon  apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar or honey if preferred
  • 1 tablespoon

    soy sauce 
( if you avoid soy use coconut aminos)

  • 1/8 teaspoon liquid smoke (a little goes a long way!)
  1. Have all ingredients prepped and measured out so you are ready to go! 

  2. Heat olive oil in heavy medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic, cumin, and chipotle chile powder; stir 1 minute. 

  3. Add red wine and simmer 2 minutes. Gently whisk in ketchup, soy sauce (or coconut aminos), and liquid smoke; simmer 2 minutes longer.

  4. Take off heat, stir in honey and apple cider vinegar. Allow to cool and then refrigerate until use.




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