Bobby Flay's Spicy And Nutty Spin On Barbecue Sauce

When it comes to barbecue, Bobby Flay is the guru. The grill master knows what he is doing and how to use the many iterations of barbecue sauce to enhance some of our favorite foods we throw on those grates throughout the year. While we love the sweet and savory elements of a good barbecue sauce, it is nice to change things up and explore some of the other tastes on the flavor spectrum. This is why you may want to try the nutty and spicy spin Flay puts on his classic barbecue sauce recipe. Trust us when we say, it is finger-licking good.

Per Food Network, the Iron Chef takes a basic tomato-based barbecue sauce using all the traditional go-to ingredients like tomatoes, ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, soy sauce, and honey, and then adds pureed canned chipotle along with creamy peanut butter to create a thick sauce that appeals to a barbecue lover's taste buds' wild side. 

How do you use it?

Flay's barbecue sauce's flavor profile definitely strikes a balance between sweet and "Achtung Baby" thanks to the contrast of peanut butter and chipotle. It may even remind you a little of a Thai peanut sauce. But what you are really going to like about the cookbook author's take on this sauce is how versatile it is. Flay uses this sauce on a beef burger to give it a punchy flavor; however, you can also brush it on grilled pork ribs, roast chicken, meat kabobs, or whatever protein your heart desires. But don't stop there. It can also add a little heat to some of your favorite vegetables. 

Of course, the manner in which you use this sauce is only limited by your own imagination. Add it to your nachos for a Southwestern flare. Use it on tacos or your favorite Tex-Mex. Or try it in your favorite meatloaf recipe or salad dressing to add a real kick to your favorite greens. This barbecue sauce will only keep for about two weeks in the fridge, so enjoy it while you can.