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Spicy Habanero Honey BBQ Sauce

This Spicy Habanero Honey BBQ Sauce is an excellent mix of sweet and spicy that will tingle your tastebuds. Bring on the BBQ!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizers
Servings: 12
Author: Kristi


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 habanero peppers finely chopped (seeds/membranes removed and discarded)
  • 1 small onion very finely minced
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons Franks Red Hot hot sauce p.s. I used one
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Liquid Smoke flavoring


  • Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and peppers and saute in oil over medium high heat until translucent.
  • Add all other ingredients and simmer over medium-low to low heat for 30 minutes. Cool and serve.


The instructions indicate to cook over medium-low to low heat. My commercial stove/oven runs hot. All appliances vary, so please use what works for your situation to get the desired results!