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BBQ Sauce Recipe for Instant Pot

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A BBQ Sauce recipe is essential for the perfect barbecue. For some, it's a fun way to prepare a meal in the warm weather months. For others, it's a way of life.

However, most people would agree that it's the sauce that is the true star of the barbecue show.

Whether you prefer your sauce to be smoky, spicy, slightly sweet, or all of the above, there's no denying that it's the sauce that makes the meal.

Completed Instant Pot BBQ Sauce in a clear glass pitcher next to celery stalks, onion on a wooden serving tray in front of an Instant Pot

And while there are countless ready-made sauces on the market today, why not make your own?

This Instant Pot BBQ Sauce Recipe is an easy, almost hands-free way to make a delicious, delectable sauce that will make any barbecue oh-so-much better!

The addition of the Jamaican Jerk seasoning in this recipe brings the heat, which is nicely balanced by the sweetness of brown sugar and ketchup.

The vinegar, lemon juice and mustard provide a nice tang, which makes this Instant Pot BBQ Sauce Recipe well rounded and full-flavored. It's the perfect partner for a wide variety of meats and veggies.

What Does Barbecue Mean?

The term barbecue is derived from the West Indian barbakoa, which roughly translates to "wooden framework resting on sticks above a fire".

Barbecue can refer to the cooking method itself, food this is cooked this way, the cooking apparatus/machine used (the "barbecue grill" or just " the barbecue"), and also to a type of social event featuring this style of cooking and food.

While the standard modern English spelling of the word is barbecue, variations including barbeque, and abbreviations such as bar-b-q or BBQ are also commonly uses.

The acronym BBQ is somewhat ironic, as it also stands for "Better Be Quick," which is pretty much the opposite of the slow-and-low barbecue cooking method.

The Benefit of the Making Instant Pot BBQ Sauce

Making this Instant Pot BBQ Sauce Recipe is so easy — all it takes is three simple steps!

Thanks to the Instant Pot, there's no need to constantly whisk or monitor the cooking progress.

Once you've given the onions and celery a quick sauté, just toss in the rest of the ingredients, set it, and walk away!

One Tip for Cleaning Your Instant Pot

Cooking BBQ sauce in the Instant Pot is quick and easy, but it can sometimes leave behind stubborn stains and build-up.

Here's an easy solution for returning the Instant Pot inner liner (the stainless steel pot) to its original sparkling state.

Sprinkle some Bar Keepers Friend in the bottom of the pot, add a touch of water, and give it a scrub with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. This simple combination really does work wonders!

This simple combination really does work wonders!

How To Make Instant Pot BBQ Sauce Recipe

Sauté onions and celery in the Instant Pot for 3-4 minutes.

top-down view of diced onions and celery inside the instant pot being stirred by a wooden spoon

Add remaining ingredients to the pot. Close the lid and turn the valve to sealed (not venting). Set a manual high-pressure time for 25 minutes.

close-up of all ingredients for Instant Pot BBQ Sauce Recipe inside the Instant Pot and being stirred with a wooden spoon

Once cooking time has elapsed, perform a quick release to let out the pressure.

Purée the ingredients with an immersion blender until smooth.

top-down view of cooked Sauce being puréed with an immersion blender inside the instant pot

Enjoy!

barbecue Sauce in a clear glass pitcher next to celery stalks, an onion, and a BBQ brush on a wooden serving tray

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7 Bean BBQ Baked Beans

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Recipe

Yield: 16 Servings

Instant Pot BBQ Sauce Recipe

Instant Pot BBQ Sauce Recipe

This Instant Pot BBQ Sauce Recipe is well-balanced and full of flavor, plus it's so simple and easy to make!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Instructions

  1. Sauté onions and celery in Instant Pot for 3-4 minutes. Add remaining ingredients to the pot.
  2. Close the lid on the pressure cooker and turn the valve to sealing.
  3. Set a manual high-pressure time for 25 minutes.
  4. When cooking time has elapsed, do a quick release to let out the pressure.
  5. Purée with an immersion blender until smooth.

Notes

Go ahead and prepare this exquisite sauce, which will serve as an accompaniment to meats such as pork tenderloin or even homemade burgers. If you want to use it as an aperitif, it looks great with some potatoes sautéed with aioli and preparing patatas bravas but with barbecue sauce is also a winning combination. The true fans of this sauce know that it is great to accompany any type of pasta, although the queen is the fusion of the Bolognese sauce with the barbecue sauce, making the mixture to your liking.

FAQs:

  • Can my dog have BBQ Sauce? Actually, no. This is not recommended to your dog diet. The taste buds of dogs are not as sensitive to flavors as those of humans. So, it is not worth giving dogs such spicy food as they will not perceive the difference, and it could affect their stomachs and digestive tracts. If you are looking to add more variety to your dog's diet, you can try different flavors of his favorite food.
  • Can my cat have BBQ Sause? Please, no. Avoid giving this recipe to your cat. Foods rich in sugar, salt, and/or fat, as well as spicy foods are harmful to your furry friend.

Nutrition Information

Yield

16

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 51Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 3mgSodium 507mgCarbohydrates 10gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 0gSugar 8gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 1g

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