Try cherry chipotle BBQ sauce made with black cherries and chipotle chiles. With loads of flavor and a little sweet heat, this fruity barbecue sauce is so tasty on chicken, pork, burgers, or bratwurst.
1cupfresh or frozen sweet black cherries, pits removed
1chipotle, minced (taken from a 7 oz. can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce), see note
1tablespoonadobo sauce (taken from a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce)
1/3cupdark brown sugar
1/4cupapple cider vinegar
1/4teaspoonground black pepper
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan, mixing well. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.
Reduce to medium-low; simmer for 30-40 minutes, stirring frequently, until cherries have broken down and sauce is desired consistency. Be careful of hot splatters. If cherries remain whole, press them against the sides of the pan to break them down.
Use immediately, or cool and store in a covered container in the fridge.
For less heat, remove seeds from chipotle. Or, use 1/2 of the chipotle instead of the whole thing.