Menny's Blueberry Barbecue Sauce Recipe -
Menny's Blueberry Barbecue Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Menny's Blueberry Barbecue Sauce

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"This sauce is a sweet, tangy addition to any barbecue. Blueberries are a true flavor of Maine. Enjoy!"

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    25 mins


  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion, garlic, and ginger until onion is softened, about 8 minutes. Add blueberries, maple syrup, cider vinegar, balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, molasses, lemon juice, cinnamon, cumin, chili powder, paprika, smoked paprika, salt, and black pepper; stir to combine. Simmer over medium-low heat until sauce is slightly reduced and bubbling, 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Remove skillet from heat; cool slightly. Pour sauce into a blender no more than half full. Cover and hold lid down; pulse a few times before leaving on to blend. Puree in batches until smooth.
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Jul 17, 2013

Excellent on pork chops! This is a really tasty barbeque sauce, but burns easily so delay brushing on meat until 1-2 minutes prior to turning or removing from grill. I used 1/2 cup brown sugar in place of maple syrup because I didn't have any. I also used white pepper because I love it. I ended up with a deliciously thick amazing sauce.

Jan 30, 2013

I didn't put in the full onion amount because we don't like heavy onion taste...but that could have made a difference with making it taste more like bbq sauce, because it was very mild in that regard. Still very good though. Will make again and play around with the ingredients.

Jun 26, 2014

Very nice. I agree that it doesn't come out tasting especially like blueberries, but it tastes very good indeed. I subbed chipotle powder for the chili powder, which makes it substantially spicier, which I like. And I wanted it just a bit sweeter, so I added about a tablespoon of pomegranate syrup (a.k.a. pomegranate molasses), which I have around the house because I do Middle Eastern dishes occasionally; another bit of maple syrup would probably have accomplished the same thing, but the pomegranate syrup is just perfect. And I omitted the lemon juice.

Jun 30, 2013

This sounded like the perfect way to use some extra bluedberries, but this sauce tastes neither like blueberries nor bbq sauce. We tried it plain as a dipping sauce, baked onto chicken and fish (it was best on chicken) and while we love all the ingrediants it just didn't live up to the flavor profile I thought it would have

Jun 30, 2015

Different but pretty good. Cut the W. Sauce in half tho. I also just added a couple shakes of cinnamon and couple shakes of red pepper flakes as we like spicy. I used my stick blender to whip it up and covered wings on the grill. Very good. Oh and I forgot the lemon.


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  • Calories
  • 66 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.6 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 0.5 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 130 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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