Sweet Spicy fruity aromatic with a tang is my habenero mango barbecue sauce.My love for chillies I can’t explain,I loved them growing up and their hot fiery nature works magic in transforming our meals.

Habaneros are not easy to come by and when I came across them at the grocery store I kinda went overboard and bought a bunch that I now have to use.I have been making dips with them and thought their fruity flavours would go very well with meats and what better way than incorporate it in a barbecue sauce?

Habanero Mango Barbecue SauceI also happened to have some leftover ripe mangoes from my Homemade Mango&lime Peri Peri Sauce,these two flavours really married well as the fiery fruity habenero is complemented by the sweet and slight tang from the mangoes,sweet&spicy is a winner any day and this two transformed my barbecue sauce into spicy tropical heaven

Habanero Mango Barbecue SauceIf you still get yourself store bought barbecue sauce,you don’t know what you are missing out.While it is convenient to go to the supermarket and pick it from the shelves,you are in the process missing out on whole layers of flavours,Home made sauces have attitude and personality,something you just can’t buy and that just does it for me.Not to mention it’s cheaper and you can tweak them to your own tastes and preferences.

Habanero Mango Barbecue SauceThis sauce will transform your meals as they go well on just about anything,brush it over your meats as they are leaving your oven or grill for an unforgettable Caribbean barbecue experience.I have tried this on pork ribs and they were the bomb.The spicy sweet fruity flavours really shine in this sauce,I can’t wait to try them on chicken wings and will be back here to share my experience with you.

These was easy to bring together,doesn’t take long and the end results is something to be proud of.It’s one of those things you can bottle up in glass jars and you have yourself nice warm gifts that scream personality to your friends and family





  •  1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped ripe mangoes
  • 5 habenero chillies
  • 1/4 cup onions
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


Remove the seeds and the stems of your habaneros.chop up your onions,mangoes and mince your garlic

6 habaneros make for a hot barbecue sauce,I like mine spicy,use 4 for medium and less if you can’t handle the heat

In a sauce pan,pour in 1 tablespoon olive oil,fry in your onions till slightly browned.Add in the garlic and fry till fragrant

Introduce in all your remaining ingredients

mix all this well to incorporate

On a gas stove,bring this mixture to a constant boil,turn down the heat and simmer for 30 minutes.

When cooked,in your food processor or blender,blend this together until smooth and consistent.Bottle up in a sterilized jar and Store in your refrigerator,this should keep for up-to 4 weeks

Habanero Mango Barbecue SauceEnjoy.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Val says:

    Just a quick one where do you get molasses in Kenya? And the chillies can I use other chillies?


    1. ombachi13 says:

      Molasses I got at nakumatt it’s available there,any chilliest would work but that would be a diff recipe habanero has a distinct flavor that is key in this sauce


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