Blueberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce

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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: 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.

Blueberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce

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



  • 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 July 27, 2022 to include new content.
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I made this with a mixture of blueberries and saskatoons – it’s my favourite bbq sauce!