Blackberry BBQ Sauce


I went blackberry picking during the week – not many left and what was on the vine was pretty dried up!  But I managed to get enough for the sauce!


Blackberry BBQ Sauce?  Yep – And here is how you do it!  

(full, printable recipe is at the bottom of the page)

Saute chopped onions – 


Add berries –

Puree and simmer with spices –


It’s ready to use!20140831_092329

And here is the full recipe!

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Blackberry BBQ Sauce
Recipe type: Sauce
Cuisine: Farm to Table
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Serves: 1 cup
Fresh blackberries make a wonderful, tart sauce for chicken or fish - and great ribs too!
  • 1½ Tablespoons of virgin olive oil
  • ¾ cup of chopped sweet onion (like the local walla walla - or a spanish sweet)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1½ cups of fresh blackberries
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 1½ teaspoons of salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1½ Tablespoons of white wine vinegar
  • ¾ teaspoon liquid smoke
  • ¾ teaspoon hot paprika
  1. Saute the chopped onion and garlic in the olive oil until it is soft and light golden in color.
  2. Add the berries and simmer until they are soft and crush easily with the back of a spoon.
  3. Remove from heat and puree in a blender with the water and vinegar. When thoroughly blended, pour into a sieve or mesh strainer and push through, straining out as many seeds as possible. What is left will burn off when it's cooked.
  4. Return the puree to the pan and simmer with the salt, pepper, liquid smoke and paprika. Simmer until the flavors are blended, about 10 minutes. Store in an airtight container for about a week.



About Helen Fern

I live in the upper Willamette Valley with my amazing husband and four very spoiled cats - three adopted feral cats and one shelter baby. We have lived here since the dawn of 1991 and love every inch of the region.
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6 Responses to Blackberry BBQ Sauce

  1. Angie says:

    This looks & sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  2. This reminds me of a recipe from Paula Deen! She used blueberries to make a sauce for pork ribs. This sounds equally as yummy! Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday board. Come back and link up with us again next week 🙂

  3. This sounds so yummy 🙂

    Thanks for linking up 🙂


  4. I don’t think I would ever have thought about using berries as a sauce for meat! Thank you for sharing at the Merry Monday Link Party!

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