Fresh Peach BBQ Sauce

All this week I have been blogging about what we created in the kitchen on Sunday.  By the end of the day we were tired.  A good tired but also I briefly thought about Chinese takeaway.  Only briefly!  My husband mentioned that we should really use up the peaches we had bought from the farmer’s market before they go off.  I had defrosted some chicken and we thought a BBQ sauce would hit the spot.  Fortunately BBQ sauces are easy to put together!  We still had to walk the dogs after all.  🙂

Of course it would need a bit of heat so out to the garden I went one last time for the hot peppers.  As I mentioned earlier my fingers were burning!  Which I mentioned on Facebook and a friend of mine who is a nurse said rubbing alcohol removes the pepper oils from your skin.  I will make sure I have some on hand for this going forward!  Not sure what you do if you get the oils in your eyes though.

So I gathered my ingredients together.

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I heated up a bit of olive oil and sauteed a few cloves of chopped garlic, chopped bell pepper, half an onion, and chopped hot peppers.

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Then I chopped up two peaches and a few tomatoes from the garden and added that to the mix.

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I just love the colours in this dish!  Add 4 T of apple cider vinegar and bring to a simmer then add 1/2 cup of brown sugar and stir well.

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To finish off I added a spoonful of stone ground mustard and a heaping spoonful of tomato paste.  A bit of salt and pepper and I was done.  I didn’t add too many spices to this as I wanted the peach and veg to really stand out.  In about 15 minutes I had a really good BBQ sauce ready to go.

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To prep the chicken I used the Salt Lick dry rub on both sides and put them on the grill.  Halfway through cooking I basted the chicken.  Once it was done I spooned some more sauce over the chicken to serve.

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It was a great light meal with grilled corn and some sauteed green beans my husband made.

Peach BBQ Sauce

A quick and flavourful BBQ sauce for those hot summer days.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Peach BBQ Sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Author Our Growing Paynes


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3-5 cloves of garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 2 peaches, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 1-3 hot peppers, chopped
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 4 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp stone ground mustard
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • sea salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan. Sautè the peppers and onion. Once the onion is translucent add the peach and tomato.

  2. Add the vinegar and bring to a simmer. Add the brown sugar and stir well.

  3. Add the mustard and tomato paste. Season with the sea salt and pepper. Simmer until the sauce has thickened. Either serve immediately or seal and store in the fridge.

14 thoughts on “Fresh Peach BBQ Sauce

  1. Peach BBQ Sauce is one of my favorites.I use Georgia peaches and the sauce is so much better than regular BBQ Sauce.Thanks for the tip about rubbing alcohol. I wear surgical gloves but the residue seems to go through and, of course, I forget, and rub my eyes.

  2. I am totally the same way after a hard day, even with all our harvest here, take out is so easy and a click away from ordering.. but then I feel pure guilt and get to the kitchen to cook up some tomatoes! This BBQ sauce looks amazing, yum! And the green beans too!

  3. Coincidence! I made a salsa with cucumber, tomato, melon and bird’s eye chilli last night. Nearly blew my head off. I misjudged the power of the chillis. I bought a tray of peaches yesterday, so maybe I’ll try again.

    • We struggle with that when we pick out hot peppers in our garden. I’ve picked some from the same plant and one will cause you to self-combust and another is as mild as can be. So it’s usually a surprise! That chili sounds really good.

  4. I’m new to combining meats with fruit but have thoroughly enjoyed the dishes I’ve tried. I remember seeing a peach bbq sauce somewhere but never bookmarked it. This one you’ve shared won’t “get away.” It’s already pinned and I can’t wait to give it a try. Thanks for sharing your recipe, as well as the tip about using rubbing alcohol on “chllied” fingers. Giardiniera season is here and I need all the help I can get. 🙂

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