Nan's Recipes: Blackberry BBQ Sauce

Blackberry BBQ Sauce

Sunset Magazine had a barbecue contest a few years back and this sauce was the grand prize winner. Not long after, a group of friends got together with ribs from the two best ribs places in the area for a ribs taste test. We got a variety of their sauces and I also made the Sunset recipe. There was no contest. The sauces from the ribs joints couldn't hold a candle to the Sundset blackberry BBQ sauce. This is the best!

This makes 1 1/3 cups:

  • 1 1/4 cups blackberries
  • 1/4 cup catsup
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 or 2 teaspoons hot sauce, to taste
  • salt, to taste

Whirl all in a blender until the berries are pureed.

Pour into a 1 quart glass measuring cup. Cover loosely with a microwave-safe plastic wrap, leaving a vent for steam.

Cook in a microwave oven at full power, stirring occasionally until berry mixture is reduced to 1 1/3 cups, about 8 minutes. Serve with anything barbecued.

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