Pineapple Chili BBQ 🍍

I’m already contemplating my menu for Memorial Day. Revisiting my favorite PBBQ recipe. There is a perfect balance of sweet and heat in this sauce. When I served this there was a lot of finger licking. Enjoy!


  • Tomato Paste (1/4 cup)
  • Tomato Sauce (1 1/2 cup)
  • Fresh Thyme ( 1 teaspoon, chopped- save a few stems to garnish meat/protein )
  • Pineapple Juice (1/4 cup)
  • Apple Cider Vinegar (2 tablespoons)
  • Honey (3 tablespoons)
  • Dark Brown Sugar ( 1 tablespoon)
  • Chili Powder (1 tablespoon)
  • Garlic Powder (1 teaspoon)
  • Smoked Paprika (1 teaspoon)
  • Onion Powder (1 teaspoon)
  • Crushed Red Pepper (2 teaspoons)
  • Salt (1/2 teaspoon)


  1. In a mixing bowl whisk all the ingredients together.
  2. Transfer mixture to a sauce pan, cover, and bring to a simmer for 15 minutes or until the sauce has thickened/started to caramelize slightly. * I usually add a few pineapple chunks/cubes in the sauce while cooking to ensure the pineapple component is highlighted.
I used a marinade brush to apply the sauce to some chicken wings.

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