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Blueberry Barbecue Sauce

Blueberry Barbecue Sauce. A uniquely delicious sweet and tart character that goes exceptionally well with pork or chicken. Ideal for BBQ pork ribs.

Blueberry Barbecue Sauce shown finished including all of the ingredients in the sauce.

Blueberry Barbecue Sauce

I once had some spectacular blueberry barbecued ribs on a visit to the southern US quite a while back. I’ve been meaning to experiment with creating a blueberry barbecue sauce of my own ever since. and t

Then, this week I finally got around to it. I tried a couple of recipes but neither one quite made the grade. However, when I mixed them together the result was quite delicious.

With just a little tweaking, it was a hit on some simple grilled chicken at dinner the other night. Stay tuned, I’m experimenting with honey barbecue wings, slow cooked ribs t.

Plus, a blueberry barbecue version of pulled pork in the coming weeks using this unusual but delicious sauce.

Blueberry Barbecue Sauce on slow cooked ribs

Blueberry Barbecue Sauce on slow cooked ribs.

Also try this sauce as the base for this amazing Honey Blueberry Barbecue Wings recipe.

If you’re looking for more incredible ideas for chicken wings, you’ve come to the right place! Check out our collection of over 20 of the best Wing Recipes here.

Honey Blueberry Barbecue Sauce on grilled wings

Honey Blueberry Barbecue Sauce on grilled wings

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Blueberry Barbecue Sauce shown finished including all of the ingredients in the sauce.
Yield: 50 servings (1 tbsp)

Blueberry Barbecue Sauce

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

This Blueberry Barbecue Sauce has a uniquely delicious sweet and tart character that goes exceptionally well with pork or chicken. Ideal for BBQ pork ribs.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large red onion, , finely diced
  • 1 shallot, , minced
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3½ cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 large apple diced
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 3 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • ½ cup strong black coffee
  • ½ cup bourbon, (or substitute apple juice)
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • ½ cup apple juice
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chipotle powder, (more or less to taste)
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. In a medium sized sauce heat oil and cook the onion, shallot and garlic over medium low heat until softened but not browned.
  2. Add all the other ingredients, stir well and simmer over low heat for about 45-60 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the mixture has reduced, the apples have softened and the mixture begins to thicken.
  3. Let the sauce cool before pureeing until smooth in a food processor or blender.
  4. Store in airtight container in the fridge if you are using it within a week or so or freeze it in airtight containers.
  5. Properly preserving it in mason jars will make it last all summer.

Notes

Get Bernardin's step by step Guide to home Canning here if you plan to bottle/can your sauce. http://www.bernardin.ca/filebin/Canning_101_Bernardin.pdf

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Nutrition Information

Yield

50

Serving Size

serving (1 Tbsp)

Amount Per Serving Calories 39Saturated Fat 1gSodium 79mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 1gSugar 5gProtein 1g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.


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Emily Blythe

Sunday 19th of July 2020

Do you know if this is acidic enough to safely water bath can?

DeyLynn Reuther

Wednesday 8th of July 2020

Do you have canning instructions?

Bonnie

Sunday 5th of July 2020

I want to try this recipe for my husbands birthday this week. I’ll be cooking pork ribs in a smoker. When should I start putting the sauce on the ribs?

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