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Blueberry Barbecue Sauce

Fan favorite blueberry barbecue sauce. Great on ribs, chicken or pork chops. Check out the comments below to see the suggestions from readers. If you try it and change it, let us know!


  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons red onion roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder


  • Combine all of the ingredients in a medium sauce pan and heat over medium-high heat.
  • Once you hit the boiling point, turn the heat down and simmer for around 15 minutes until the sauce begins to thicken (as the berries break down), stirring occasionally.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Pour the sauce into a blender, food processor or any other liquifying contraption you have sitting around in the cabinets.
  • Blend the ingredients until liquified.
  • Brush the blueberry barbecue sauce over some grilled pork chops, chicken or ribs and serve with some extra sauce on the side!
  • Again, I think it's a pretty delicious sauce and something different to serve to your guests at the next cookout.  Let me know if you make it even better and want to share with the rest of our grilling fanatics.  Before we go though, my youngest son wanted to pass along a blueberry picking tip.  If your hands get dirty, no sweat, just use your mouth: