Southwest Apple Butter BBQ Sauce / Giveaway

Hi Everyone!

I was contacted by with Musselman’s  to ask if I wanted to make a grilled recipe using Mussleman’s Apple Butter.  I couldn’t turn the opportunity down because back in January I made Grilled Chicken Wings using Mussleman’s recipe for Sweet and Spicy Wing Sauce and those wings were so darn good, that I had to try another Mussleman’s recipe!   So I searched their website and found a fabulous recipe for Southwest Apple Butter BBQ Sauce and let me tell you it’s sticky sweet BBQ Heaven!!

Southwest Apple Butter BBQ Sauce

This Barbecue sauce is so good, I kind of took a few spoonfuls of it.  I kind of have a bad thing for condiments!  Plus I have a love for apple butter!!!  This barbecue sauce is sweet, yet it has a kick of heat to it, but not a hot heat!  It’s a good kind of heat, probably because I added a dash of hot sauce to it.  The sauce is very thick and sticks great to the chicken.  It reminds me of a barbecue chicken that I would get down south.  I can tell you, here in Northern California you can’t get BBQ sauce like this.  I am so glad I can just make my own and it only takes about 5 minute!!

Southwest Apple Butter BBQ Sauce

Like my big pieces of chicken?  I bought a pound of skinless chicken breasts and I thought there would be three pieces of it and to my surprise their are only two!  They are HUGE!!  So I grilled both of them, and my Husband and I split one and I saved the other so I can make a BBQ chicken sandwich this week for a nice quick dinner.

Southwest Apple Butter BBQ Sauce

I made the recipe for just the Southwest Apple Butter today, but for the chicken, all I did was flatten it out a bit, sprinkle with salt and pepper and placed it on the grill over medium heat.  I added some BBQ sauce to just the top of the chicken and cooked the other side for about 7 minutes, flipped it and more added the BBQ Sauce.  The chicken was done in about 15 minutes.  Of course you didn’t see it, but when I plated my chicken, I also added more BBQ sauce to it.  I couldn’t resist!  The chicken turned out fantastic!!  I love making barbecue sauce at home.  I think it always tastes so much better than store bought.  Wouldn’t you agree?

Southwest Apple Butter BBQ Sauce

Southwest Apple Butter BBQ Sauce
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 1¾ cups
  • Serving size: 28 tablespoons - serving size 1 tablespoon
    Prep time: 
    Total time: 
    A sticky sweet with a little kick of heat barbecue sauce using Mussleman's Apple Butter.
    • 1 cup Musselman's Apple Butter
    • ½ cup ketchup, reduced sugar
    • 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 tsp. chili powder
    • 1 tsp. paprika
    • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
    • ½ tsp. onion powder
    • 1 tsp hot sauce (optional)
    1. Mix all ingredients in medium bowl. Store covered in refrigerator at least 1 hour before using. Can be covered and refrigerated for a couple of weeks.
    2. Serving Suggestions:
    3. •Brush on chicken or pork during last few minutes of grilling.
    4. •Heat with your favorite meatballs for an instant appetizer.
    5. •Stir into cooked ground beef for BBQ Sloppy Joes.
    6. •Heat with cocktail wieners for a quick appetizer.
    7. - Slightly modified from Musselman's recipe
    Calories per tbsp.: 18.6, Fat: 0, Cholesterol: 0, Sodium: 67, Potassium: 0, Carbs: 4.9, Fiber: 0, Sugar: 3.7, Protein: 0

    Musselman's Apple Butter

    Ready for the giveaway?

    This is what you get:

    • 28 oz jar of Mussleman’s Apple Butter
    • Recipe cards
    • Special Pig Tail Food Flipper to help you flip items on the grill with ease

    To win all you have to do is tell me “What is your favorite grilled recipe?”

    For extra entries:  Just be sure you tell me you did so

    I’ll pick a winner on Sunday night and announce the winner on Monday’s post!!

    Musselman's Giveaway

    Have a great holiday weekend!!  Be sure to get out there and do some grilling!  That’s what I plan on doing!  Ohhhh, maybe grilling at the beach?  I really need to talk Hubby into that one!

    Have a fab weekend and Happy Friday!!!!!!!



    Southwest Apple Butter BBQ Sauce



    1. I love grilled corn.

    2. Neonmoon10 says

      I love grilled pork loin.

    3. Grilled halibut for fish tacos

    4. It’s grilled chicken for me.

    5. I love love love oven BBQ Pork Steaks.

      I follow you on FB and Pinterest. The last pin of yours was Cinnamon and Apple Baked French Toast.

      Thank you!

    6. I love adding fruit to my bbq sauce! It’s always such a fun twist. This sounds especially delicious!

    7. rotissarie chicken!

    8. grilled shrimp and veggies!

    9. My all time favorite grilled dish is chicken on the BBQ with a nice homemade sauce on top and some grilled veggies on the side.

    10. Sherry Lykins says

      Love grilled chicken with mixed veggies!! [email protected]

    11. D Schmidt says

      My favorite grilled recipe is lemon salmon

    12. D Schmidt says

      Confirmed email subscriber

    13. D Schmidt says
    14. Melissa C. says

      My Dad’s ribs, for sure.

    15. Melissa C. says

      I subscribe via email

    16. I think I like grilled veggies the most

    17. I am already subscribed to you blog

    18. Follow on twitter

    19. I like both pages on Facebook

    20. Grilled barbecue chicken! Something about the black, crusty parts of the bbq sauce and the tender, juicy chicken. NOMZ!

    21. I love grilled mushrooms (wrapped in bacon, filled with herbed cream cheese)! Here’s my recipe:

      Can’t wait to try out your BBQ recipe! Love BBQ! Thanks for sharing.

    22. I follow you on Facebook.

    23. Bini Basheer says

      Hi Jennifer,

      Congrats for hosting such a wonderful giveaway..Hats off to the theme which u have chosen dear…I am a big fan of non vegetarian grilled items..

      I will go for GRILLED LEMON CHICKEN WITH ROASTED VEGETABLE SALAD, FRENCH FRIES AND GARLIC MAYONNAISE DIP…I don’t know how many times I had this…Really delicious…I am hungry now…

      Hope I have followed all the criteria which you insisted for this give away dear…Please let me know if I haven’t…

      I have pinned PINA – BANANA SMOOTHIE because I sweat a lot dear…I always use to experiment with chilled items so as to keep my body chilled…Itz a wonderful combination of banana, mango and pine apple with coconut milk…wow…mouth watering..I will definitely give a try…Moreover all of your smoothies and desserts are really delicious and refreshing…If I got a chance to pick more than one, If would have gone for 10 among your dessert and smoothie recipes…tc dear


    24. Bini Basheer says

      Hi Jennifer..

      I forgot this one dear…

      Facebook name : Bini Basheer
      Twitter name : Bini Basheer @binibasheer1 (tweeted your giveaway too dear)
      Pinterest name : Bini Basheer
      Email id : [email protected]

      Bye…tc dear


    25. Blessie Nelson says

      bacon wrapped apple wedge grills

    26. Blessie Nelson says

      follow you on pinterest and pinned

    27. Blessie Nelson says

      Signed up for email/subscribe to Peanut Butter and Peppers

    28. Blessie Nelson says

      Followed Peanut Butter and Peppers and Mussleman’s on Twitter

    29. Love grilled tri-tip!

    30. Blessie Nelson says
    31. Blessie Nelson says

      Followed Peanut Butter and Peppers and or Musselman’s on Facebook

    32. I have to admit that I am not usually a fan of BBQ sauce, but with the apple butter, you might change my mind!

    33. Grilled salmon!

    34. grilled vegetables or chicken! yum!!


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