Sunday, May 29, 2016

Blackberry BBQ Sauce

Happy Memorial Day Weekend everyone! The official start of summer has us so excited. Even though we have had some on and off gloomy weather here in Wilmington, of course we have to make some ribs! 

We went and stocked up on fresh fruit and veggies at Port City Produce yesterday, and picked up some gorgeous plump blackberries. After bringing them home we realized they were a little tart for our taste. So that left me brainstorming what I could do with those beautiful berries.

Enter this blackberry barbecue sauce. Its tart, sweet and a hint of spicy. Perfect for those ribs I planned to cook today! 


-Ingredients-

2 cups fresh blackberries
1 cup chicken stock
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 c brown sugar
2 T apple cider vinegar
1/2 lemon, juice only
1 T chili powder
1 t yellow mustard
1/2 t garlic powder
1/4 t cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste

-Directions-

1. Add the chicken stock and blackberries to a medium sauce pan over high heat. Bring to boil, then reduce heat, simmering and stirring until the berries start to break down. Mash the berries as they break down.
2. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Transfer berries to blender and mix until smooth. 
3. Place a fine mesh strainer over a bowl and press the berry mixture through. Discard seeds and transfer the sauce back to the saucepan.
4. Add remaining ingredients and cook over medium-low heat until the sauce is thick and coats the spoon. Taste for seasoning and adjust as needed.

We plan on having ours on ribs, but it would be great on chicken too!

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