Spicy Blueberry BBQ Sauce

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Berry sweet-tart with jalapeño kick.

Berries – like most fruits – pair up very well with chili peppers. Take, for instance, this spicy blueberry barbecue sauce. The rich sweet-tart blueberry flavor is paired nicely against the medium-heat of the jalapeño pepper. This is a BBQ sauce that’s great for marinading beef, chicken, or pork equally. And as a dipping sauce for chicken fingers, it’s pure yum. Want it hotter? Add an extra jalapeño or opt for a teaspoon of chili pepper in the mix.

Spicy Blueberry BBQ Sauce

Spicy Blueberry BBQ Sauce

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  • In a saucepan over medium-high heat, combine all ingredients and heat, stirring often, until it simmers.
  • Lower temperature to medium-low and cook the mix for approximately 30 minutes. The berries should burst.
  • Remove the mix from the heat and pour it into a food processor or blender. Pulse blend until you've reached your desired sauce consistency.
  • Pour into jars or serving bowl and let it cool to room temperature prior to refrigerating.
  • For best taste, refrigerate the sauce for at least one hour prior to using to allow the flavors to meld.


Honey may be substituted for molasses. Increase the heat simply by using an additional jalapeño, or add in a teaspoon of chili powder.
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on January 20, 2021 to include new content.
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Michael Shannon

How many chicken wings will this cover?