Burger filled with bacon, cheddar, jalapenos topped with, pepper jack cheese and of course.
New Hampshire Style BBQ sauce!
Where ever you look for BBQ recipes its always, some southern style or south western style.... you know we eat BBQ up here too! So I set out to create my own sauce with New England flavors! This would be great on Chicken and Pork.... I'm going to add mine to a jalapeno bacon cheddar burger for dinner tonight!

New England Style BBQ Sauce

When I think of NH or New England I think of 2 things. Maple Syrup, and fall. With fall I think apples. So two keys in my NH BBQ is maple and apple. And don't they just go hand and hand? mmm


3/4 cup catchup
2 apples
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/2 a red onion diced
1 bulb of roasted garlic (yes I said a WHOLE bulb.... trust me!)
2 roasted or grilled jalapenos or 1 large one skinned but not seeded
1 roasted or grilled bell pepper skinned and seeded
1 cup chicken stock
1 tbs vegetable oil
1tbs cider vinegar
2 tbs  worchestire sauce
1/8 tsp all spice


Start by roasting your peppers. I quarter the large ones and half the little ones. Remove the ribs from the bells but leave them in the hots...(we want some heat) though if you want a milder sauce then remove the ribs and seeds. Place peppers skin side up on a baking sheet and place under the broiler for about 5-10 minutes watch them! No fires wanted!

  When the skins are black and crinkly remove from broiler. Allow to cool and then peel the skin right off with your fingers.

Set peppers aside.

Now lets roast our garlic. Take a head and cut the top off exposing just the tips of each bulb. Place on a piece of foil and drizzle with EVOO.

 Cinch the foil together cover the whole head, place in a pre heated 400 degree oven for about 30 minutes.

The peel should be translucent and the bulbs fork soft.

In a 2 qt sauce pan add your vegetable oil and onion saute till they are caramelized.

Then add in your peeled diced apples.

Give a stir then add in your chicken stock and vinegar and worchestire. Simmer until the apples are fork soft....about 15 minutes.  Add in your peppers and roasted garlic. Give a stir and simmer on low for 30 minutes. Take a potato masher, or food mill and mash till smooth (some chunk left is fine) If you want to puree it in your food processor go for it!

Add in your syrup and catchup. Simmer for 30 minutes on low heat. Add in your all spice and stir... Salt to taste.


  1. Can you send some to Connecticut please? I LOVE BBQ sauce especially the homemade kind!

  2. Um...YUM!!! I love homemade BBQ sauce! I'm emailing this link to the husband right now! He loves to make homemade BBQ sauce!!