Blueberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Like your BBQ sauces on the fruitier side? Go all in with this delicious blueberry chipotle BBQ sauce! With its purply hue, it looks as good as it tastes.

Blueberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce
Blueberry chipotle BBQ sauce pairs earthy, smoky, and sweet

That sweet and earthy berry taste is paired with honey and brown sugar to bring out that sweetness even more. And the chipotle peppers act as a smoky (and certainly fiery) foil to the sweet taste. Sweet and heat always pair well, but there’s something about the blueberry/chipotle combo that’s really special. Each has an earthiness that pairs so well together.

Use blueberry chipotle BBQ sauce as a marinade with pork or chicken. It’s a great recipe to change things up during BBQ season. Or try it as a dipping sauce. It’s a perfect combo with chicken skewers and chicken tenders. In fact, that sweet heat is excellent with salty and fried meats.

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Blueberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Blueberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Earthy berry flavor with smoky heat
4.88 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Sauce
Servings 35 servings
Calories 40 kcal


  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce minced (plus 1 extra tablespoon adobo sauce)
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • Dashes salt and pepper more to taste


  • In a saucepan over medium-high heat, add the blueberries, honey, and water. Cook the mix, stirring often, until the blueberries begin to soften and burst (approximately 10 minutes).
  • Transfer the blueberries to a high-sided pot. Using a food processor, process the blueberries until smooth (or until they reach your desired consistency for the BBQ sauce). 
  • Add the ketchup, molasses, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, chipotle peppers and adobo sauce, liquid smoke, and salt, and pepper. Stir to combine. 
  • Taste the sauce and add additional salt, pepper, or chipotle pepper (for a hotter sauce) to taste. 


Calories: 40kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 107mgPotassium: 111mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 100IUVitamin C: 1.2mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 0.3mg
Keyword Chipotle Pepper
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on May 24, 2024 to include new content.
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I made this with a mixture of blueberries and saskatoons – it’s my favourite bbq sauce!