Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Got Blueberries? - Turn them into BBQ sauce

Have you been picking up batches of the blueberries that are now in season but don't know what to do with them all?  

Sick of pies and salads?

Why not turn your Blueberries into BBQ Sauce?

That's what I did today.

I don't eat as many blueberries as I should because it never occurs to me to add them to recipes so I decided to turn them into a BBQ sauce that I could use on chicken.

Here's what I did:


1 Pint of Blueberries
1/2 yellow onion
1/2 cup of ketchup
4 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp mustard powder
1 tbsp chipotle chili powder or smoked paprika
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
3 shakes of Frank's red hot sauce
1 tbsp oil


This recipe is so easy that even a beginner can do it.

Chop a half a small yellow cooking onion and toss it into a small sauce pot with the oil on medium.   Cook until translucent.
Add spices and salt and pepper.
Add the blueberries and stir.
Add the brown sugar and maple syrup and apple cider vinegar and stir.

Continue to cook on medium heat for about 15 minutes or until it turns into a combines chunky sauce.

Taste for flavouring and adjust to taste.   I like it smoky and with a kick but you could ease up on some of the hot spices if you like.

Process the sauce in a blender, food processor or using a hand blender.   I used a hand blender right in the pot and then transferred it to a mason jar using a canning funnel.  Keep refrigerated or use right away.

I roasted some chicken wings and then coated them in a spoonful of the Blueberry BBQ sauce and a little bit of Frank's Red Hot sauce to thin it out and kick up the heat.


  1. Lovely berry sauce. Berries and currants are this week's subject for Food on Friday. Would you be happy to link this in? We are looking to create a fantastic collection of berry dishes. This is the link .

  2. Replies
    1. Fantastic. Thanks for linking in. Cheers


If you post Spam links in this comments section they will be deleted.