Everyone loves a hot BBQ sauce. While Tabasco pepper or Cholula hot sauces were the most common choices traditionally, we have many amazing types of hot sauces these days. So if you want a more flavorful and fruity sauce, try the mango habanero BBQ sauce for your next barbecue party.
This fruit-based sauce for grilled chicken and fish is currently one of the most preferred options among barbecue lovers. It also goes well with beef, pork, and even grilled veggies. The sweetness of mangoes adds more unique flavors to your BBQs, while the habanero pepper infuses a spicy zing to it. You can also serve mango habanero BBQ sauce on the side with your tacos, enchiladas, and nachos. Below is a quick recipe to make mango habanero BBQ sauce at home.
- Mangoes – 3 (diced)
- Habanero pepper – 1 (diced, without seeds and ribs)
- Ginger – 1 tbsp (minced)
- Garlic – 2 cloves (minced)
- Lime – 1 (juiced)
- Orange juice – 1 tbsp
- Vinegar – 3 tbsp
- Salt – ½ tsp
How to Make Mango Habanero BBQ Sauce
Put all the ingredients in a saucepan and cook for around 5 minutes at medium heat. When done, put them in a blender and blend the ingredients. That’s it – your homemade mango habanero BBQ sauce is ready! You can keep the mango habanero BBQ sauce in the refrigerator; it will stay good for at least a couple of weeks.
Be careful when blending so that the steam does not blow the lid off. Steam expands very quickly when you put the ingredients in a blender. This can cause the ingredients to splatter or even cause burns. So make sure to fill only one-third of the blender, then vent the top, and use a folded kitchen towel to cover it when blending.
Ataulfo mangoes are the best for this sauce recipe because they are very sweet, free of fibers, and have a firm flesh that works great for grilled food. You can also choose Kent, Alphonso, Haden, or any other fiber-free mango variety for the sauce. As for habanero, you can choose any hot type of chili pepper. If you want the BBQ sauce to be extra spicy, you can include the seeds and ribs of habanero pepper as it is. You can use more than one habanero pepper as well; just make sure that it does not get too spicy.