Blackberry Barbecue Sauce. An excellent recipe for fresh blackberries! This light, but flavorful sauce is a marinade and a fantastic condiment right on the table. Pour it over your meat and enjoy the piquant, light, sweet flavor. This sauce is a great addition to your summer recipe book!
Blackberry Barbecue Sauce over Pork Roast
Our driveway and fence lines are blackberry hedgerows. We trim them back as necessary and harvest a gazillion blackberries every August. We invite all our friends, neighbors and family members to come pick them too. And STILL there is plenty for the wildlife. I make blackberry pie and cobbler and Blackberry crumble bars every summer. And this blackberry barbecue sauce.
We are fortunate blackberries are so easy to harvest from our driveway. Blackberries are terrifically protective of their fruits. The thorns are sharp. The vines are amazingly good at entwining them selves around unsuspecting pickers and grabbing flesh and cloths. Ouch! But we LOVE to eat them so we go to war with the vines every summer.
AND…blackberries are VERY good for you! Go read this article by HFR to learn more about Blackberry health benefits. They are worth the work to harvest!
Sweet and juicy Blackberries make a Delicious barbecue sauce. In my never-ending quest for new ways to liven our meals and use blackberries this sauce shines!
Blackberry barbecue sauce adds a unique and welcome flavor component to any meat. And a lovely color pop to the dish and your dinner table. I love the smell of it wafting through our home as the meat gently bubbles on the stove or cooks on the grill.
If you have some extra blackberries hanging about the place, whip up a batch for your next grill night. I use it as a marinade and dipping sauce on the side for all kinds of meats.
Blackberry Barbecue Sauce Recipe Notes:
This BBQ sauce is SO simple to make, fast and delicious. Especially in a food processor or your blender. Simply puree the ingredients, strain the seeds out if you desire and use it!
Use either fresh or frozen blackberries. For frozen blackberries defrost and drain the berries a bit but don’t make them too dry. you want to retain the flavor and nutrients of the berries.
If you want some whole berries in the sauce for texture reserve a 1/2 Cup and add them in after purreeing the rest.
IF YOU WANT a thicker sauce:
- Pour the sauce into a pot on your stove over medium high heat and add in 1/8 Cup water mixed with 2 Tablespoons cornstarch.
- Cook until the sauce gently bubbles. Adjust heat if necessary.
- Stir for two minutes until the sauce transforms from chalky to clear and thickens to your desired thickness.
- NOTE the sauce will continue to thicken as it cools. Remove from heat.
- Do NOT freeze this sauce if you use cornstarch to thicken it.
This sauce will hold well in the fridge at least a week.
When you choose to NOT cook and thicken this sauce with cornstarch you may Freeze it. It will hold several months by pouring blackberry BBQ sauce into a freezer bag or container and removing the air (I use a straw to suck out the air). This hold in your refrigerator freezer a month and much longer at the colder deep freeze temperatures.
- 1/4 Cup brown sugar
- 1/2 Cup ketchup
- 1/4 Tsp. Dry Mustard
- 2 tsp. chili powder
- 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 Tablespoon Lemon juice
- 2 Cups Fresh 0r Frozen (thawed and drained) blackberries
- 1 Cup chicken broth
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
Pulse all ingredients in your food processor or blender.
Strain out the blackberry seeds if desired.
Chill until needed in airtight container.
Use Blackberry Barbecue Sauce for any meat, red or white.
This sauce makes a great meat marinade. Depending on the size of the meat you are marinading a double batch of this sauce may be needed.
As a dipping sauce serve warm or chilled as a side with meat.
This sauce can be frozen at least several months and up to a year if properly frozen in airtight labeled container in a deep freeze.
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Amount Per Serving:Calories: 55 Total Fat: 0.6g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 345mg Carbohydrates: 12.2g Fiber: 2.2g Sugar: 9.8g Protein: 1.5g
Source for this recipe: Tablespoon.com