North Bay Produce

Blackberry BBQ Sauces

Our Blackberry BBQ Sauce is the sweet and tangy delight your next barbecue has been looking for!
Prep Time5 min Cook Time25 min Total Time30 min Servings6 Gluten Free Dairy Free Nut Free


  • 3 cups blackberries
  • 1 TBLS olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sweet onion (diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 TBLS tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3 TBLS dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger (grated)
  • 2 TBLS balsamic vinegar
  • red pepper flakes, to taste

Sharon's Hint

This BBQ sauce freezes really well!After cooling, place in freezer safe container and freeze for up to 1 month.


Step 1. 

Saute onions, garlic, and ginger until soft.

Step 2. 

Add remaining ingredients and mash mixture with a potato masher until berries are broken down and mixture is combined.

Step 3. 

Cook on med heat until berries are soft and sauce has reduced and thickened.

Step 4. 

Take off heat and cool slightly. If a mostly seedless sauce is preferred, place in blender and blend until combined.

Step 5. 

Pour through a sieve to remove most of the seeds. Return to pan and cook an additional 5 minutes to reduce to desired thickness. Serve with pork or chicken.


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