A basting brush on top of a cup of BBQ sauce
The Unanticipated Fruit That Makes For A Rich And Sweet BBQ Sauce
With their natural sweetness and vibrant color, blueberries have emerged as an innovative twist on BBQ that can take your homemade sauce to new heights.
Blueberries bridge the gap between savory and sweet. Their natural sugars caramelize well under heat, creating a flavor that complements the smokiness of grilled meats.
As a nutritional powerhouse, blueberries are packed with antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins that enhance the flavor of BBQ sauce while contributing nutritious benefits.
To make blueberry BBQ sauce, mix blueberries with classic BBQ sauce ingredients like tomatoes, ketchup, vinegar, onion, garlic, and spices in a saucepan.
If you use frozen blueberries, thaw and drain them before adding. Bring the mixture to a boil, turn down the stove heat, and let it simmer until it reduces slightly in volume.
As the blueberries break down, they release their natural sweetness and infuse the BBQ sauce with their rich flavor and vibrant color.
After letting the mixture simmer and cool down, blend the sauce for a smooth and velvety texture. Spread the fruity sauce atop grilled pork, beef, or chicken.