Berry BBQ Sauce Recipe
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Berry BBQ Sauce Recipe

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On weekends, I jazz up our favorite BBQ sauce with blackberries and blueberries. They make a marvelous spread for basting and saucing grilled baby back ribs. —Janet Hix, Austin, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 32 servings


  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 to 2 cups barbecue sauce

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 36 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 88mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine berries, sugar and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in desired amount of barbecue sauce; cook 10-15 minutes longer or until thickened. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Yield: 4 cups.
Originally published as Berry BBQ Sauce in Taste of Home April/May 2016, p11

Blush Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a blush wine such as White Zinfandel or a Rosé.

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folkerts User ID: 1211092 247824
Reviewed May. 3, 2016

"I didn't have blackberries so I replaced with thawed, frozen rhubarb...I think you could use almost any fruit combo. Delish"

apschwartz User ID: 1393337 247103
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2016

"made this for some pulled pork and loved it! it made so much that i froze most of it; hopefully it freezes well."

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