An overhead shot of a jar blueberry barbecue sauce alongside a spatula and blueberries.
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Best Blueberry BBQ Sauce Recipe {lots of blueberries}

Homemade bbq sauce recipe made with blueberries?  Yep!  This Blueberry BBQ Sauce is so much tastier than any store-bought bottled sauce.  There's just a touch of spice and a little sweetness...all perfectly balanced. With very little prep and some cook time, you'll be left with the tastiest homemade bbq sauce that can be used on so many things.
Course Condiment
Cuisine American, Canadian
Keyword best bbq sauce, blueberry barbecue sauce, homemade bbq sauce recipe, summer recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 16 2 cups, approximately
Calories 53kcal
Author Dawn - Girl Heart Food


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic -minced
  • 1 shallot -minced (or small onion)
  • 2 red thai chili peppers -minced (or to taste)
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 4 cups blueberries -frozen or fresh (I used frozen)
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp whole grain dijon mustard
  • 3/4 cup ketchup -I used 'low sodium' variety
  • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper -optional
  • 1 tbsp cilantro steams only -few stalks, chopped


  • In a pot (I used a small dutch oven), heat olive oil on medium low. Add garlic, shallot and chili peppers. Cook about 5 minutes.
  • Add remainder of ingredients and stir to combine. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook about an hour or until you've reached your desired consistency/thickness, stirring every 20-30 minutes.
  • Carefully using an immersion blender, blitz sauce (or use potato masher or spoon or simply leave as is). I didn't puree a lot because I wanted some texture. Serve with your favourite bbq foods!


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Nutrition (estimate only)

Serving: 2tbsp | Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 204mg | Potassium: 93mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 4.6mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.3mg
Nutrition Facts
Best Blueberry BBQ Sauce Recipe {lots of blueberries}
Amount Per Serving (2 tbsp)
Calories 53 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 204mg9%
Potassium 93mg3%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Vitamin A 120IU2%
Vitamin C 4.6mg6%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Nutrition estimate only. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.