Berry BBQ Sauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 cups

Updated: Apr. 24, 2022
On weekends, I jazz up our favorite BBQ sauce with berries. This blackberry-blueberry BBQ sauce makes a marvelous spread for basting and saucing grilled baby back ribs. —Janet Hix, Austin, Texas


  • 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


  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.

Berry BBQ Sauce Tips

How should I use blueberry BBQ sauce?

We recommend slathering this blueberry BBQ sauce over ribs, chicken, pork (sandwiches or chops) or steak.

How long does homemade blueberry BBQ sauce last?

Homemade blueberry BBQ sauce lasts for about three days when stored in an airtight container in the fridge. You can also freeze this sauce for up to six months.

What other unique BBQ sauce recipes should I try?

Try out one of these must-have BBQ sauce recipes or one of these regional barbecue sauces to add something new to your BBQ. We also recommend giving this coffee BBQ sauce or root beer BBQ sauce a try. BBQ sauce add-ins elevate sauce even more.

Research contributed by Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor, and James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Culinary Editor

Nutrition 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.