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Blackberry BBQ Sauce

Blackberry BBQ Sauce is a sticky sweet sauce that will add some pizzazz to your next meal on the grill. Great for slathering on baby back ribs, ham, pork chops or wings.

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Sweet and Tangy BBQ Sauce is our go to for most things on the grill but we do love to mix it up with Pineapple BBQ Sauce and readers say our Orange BBQ Sauce should come with a warning label for being so irresistible.

Blackberry BBQ Sauce in a jar, bowl of blackberries.

We are grilling most nights of the week and having homemade sauces makes it easy to switch up the flavors for everything from burgers to pork chops.

We were met with a bit of skepticism over Blackberry BBQ Sauce. Once everyone bit into the Blackberry BBQ Ribs, they were hooked!

Ingredients Needed

  • Blackberry All Fruit ~ Found in the jam and jelly isle. It is a seedless blackberry spread. We used Pollaner brand and I’ve also seen a Smucker’s variety as well.
  • V8 Juice
  • Dark Brown Sugar
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Granulated Garlic
  • Smoked Paprika
Jar of blackberry bbq sauce with bowl of blackberries on a wood board.

Step By Step Directions

Ingredients in a pan for blackberry bbq sauce.

Add blackberry all fruit, V8 juice, brown sugar, Worcestershire Sauce, apple cider vinegar, garlic and smoked paprika to a saucepan.

Pan of blackberry bbq sauce.

Cook over medium heat, whisking until mixture is well combined. Stir occasionally, cooking until mixture comes to a boil. Lower to simmer for 5 minutes.

Jar of blackberry bbq sauce with a spoon dipping.

Remove from heat and set aside to cool to room temperature or pour into jars for storage.

The blackberry bbq sauce will be really thin when it is hot but will thicken as it cools.

Recipe Notes

Storage: Store blackberry bbq sauce in an covered jar or air tight container in the refrigerator up to 3 months.

Make it Spicy: Add 1/2- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper to give it a spicy kick.

Uses: Great for grilling ribs, ham, pork chops, chicken and more. Use it as a dipping sauce for chicken strips.

More Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipes to Try

Root Beer BBQ Sauce is a favorite for ribs, chicken or beef. It is a unique ketchup based sauce that goes well with anything on the grill.

Peach BBQ Sauce is one of our most popular sauces and one that we make often. It’s made with peach jam and lots of garlic and ginger flavors, perfect for grilling.

Apricot BBQ Sauce is another sweet and tangy sauce that will elevate anything you are grilling. We love it on pork chops, ham and chicken.

This blackberry bbq sauce is a thick and rich sauce that will coat your grilled meats perfectly and adds a sweet barbecue flavor. It’s easy to make ahead or while your grill is getting hot.

Blackberry BBQ Sauce in a jar with bowl of blackberries.

Switch up your grilling routine this week with our homemade Blackberry BBQ Sauce on ribs, pork chops or chicken wings.

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Blackberry bbq sauce in a jar with spoon, bowl of blackberries.
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Blackberry BBQ Sauce

Blackberry BBQ Sauce is a sticky sweet sauce that will add some pizzazz to your next meal on the grill. Great for slathering on baby back ribs, ham, pork chops or wings.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Sauces
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade blackberry barbecue sauce, how to make blackberry sauce for grilling
Servings: 3 cups
Calories: 18kcal
Author: Milisa

Ingredients

  • 20 ounces Blackberry All Fruit
  • 1 cup V8 juice
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika

Instructions

  • Add blackberry all fruit, V8 juice, dark brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar, garlic and paprika to a saucepan.
  • Cook over medium heat, whisking until well combined. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally until mxiture comes to a low boil. Lower to simmer, cooking 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Sauce will thicken as it cools.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 months.

Notes

Blackberry BBQ Sauce will keep in the refrigerator up to 3 months in a jar with a tight lid.
Uses: Brush over grilled meats like ribs, pork chops, ham, chicken wings or burgers.
Make it Spicy: Add 1/2 – 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper for a hot bbq sauce.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 18kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Sodium: 7mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g

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