Blueberry Barbecue Sauce

Blueberry Barbecue Sauce

Blueberry Barbecue Sauce

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

13 minutes


2 people


  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup onion, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper sauce (Tabasco)
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • kosher salt to taste
  • freshly ground pepper to taste


  • 1 Heat oil in a non-reactive saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and jalapeño, stirring until wilted, about 3 minutes.
  • 2 Add the ketchup, vinegar, sugar, mustard and Tabasco and bring to a simmer. Add the blueberries and simmer over low heat, stirring until thickened, about 10 minutes.
  • 3 Purée the sauce in a blender or food processor until smooth. Pass through a strainer and season with salt and pepper. Serve at room temperature.


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