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Blueberry Bourbon Chipotle BBQ Sauce

This lip smacking, finger licking Blueberry Bourbon Chipotle BBQ Sauce is so outrageously delicious, you will want it on everything. Everything! This is an easy recipe that can come together an hour before your BBQ and is perfect on ribs, pork loin, and chicken. I’ve not tried it on beef yet, but I can’t imagine it’s not just as delicious. You get sweetness, a bit of spice and a very light nuance of Bourbon. The texture is not too thick or thin either, it’s just a perfect balance. I like it chunky, with the fruit pulp, but you can strain it to remove any fruit or chile pulp.

We had some leftovers and warmed the sauce the next day, even more amazing. There was just a tiny bit left and my husband is decided he is having in on toast. Yeah, that good. So let’s make this bomb bbq sauce.

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Let’s make Blueberry Bourbon Chipotle BBQ Sauce

So this needs to come with a warning because it will truly become your new favorite sauce for all your bbq meats.

This recipe is adapted from The Fresh Market website.

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 of sweet onion or white onion, minced
  • 2 oz bourbon, I used Woodford Reserve Kentucky Bourbon.
  • 2 tbsp of chipotle peppers in adobo, finely chopped.
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp of dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp cumin, ground
  • 2 tbsp of tomato paste
  • 3 cups of fresh, ripe blueberries (or frozen- see note below)
  • Kosher salt and course ground pepper

In a small dutch oven or pan, on medium heat, add olive oil, onion, garlic, pinch of salt and pepper and cook until translucent. About 3-5 minutes. Make sure the garlic does not burn.

Add brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, chipotle peppers, cumin, bourbon, tomato paste mix and bring to a slow simmer. Add blueberries, stir and crush them with a potato masher or spoon.

Allow to sauce to simmer on low heat and stir and continue to crush berries.

At first the sauce will be watery but as it continues to cook, it will thicken. Cook between 30 – 45 minutes depending on your desired consistency. At this point, the berries will have broken down, but you can certainly strain the sauce to remove fruit and chile pulp or leave as is. I like to leave it as is, chunky with the berry pulp.

This Blueberry Bourbon Chipotle BBQ Sauce can be refrigerated up to 3 days. If you have a large gathering, you can make this the day before and warm through before serving. Best served warm.

What kind of meats can I use this BBq sauce on?

The ideal meats are beef and pork ribs, pork loin, brisket, tri-tip roast and chicken. However, this would be amazing as a sauce for lamb as a condiment. I think it’s a bit heavy for seafood, so ideally it’s best for the above mentioned protein sources.

Can i use frozen blueberries?

Yes! They should work well but you may need to add a bit more brown sugar in. Fresh, ripe berries tend to have more sweetness.

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Blueberry Bourbon Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Ana P @ Claudia’s Table
July 28, 2021
This lip smacking, finger licking Blueberry Bourbon Chipotle BBQ Sauce is so outrageously delicious, you will want it on everything.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Barbeque
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 132 kcal

Equipment

  • sauce pan or dutch oven

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/2 whole onion, white finely chopped
  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 2 tbsp chipotle in adobo minced
  • 1/2 cup sugar brown
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp mustard Dijon
  • 2 tsp cumin ground
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 3 cups blueberries fresh, ripe
  • salt kosher
  • pepper ground

Instructions
 

  • In a small dutch oven or pan, on medium heat, add olive oil, onion, garlic, pinch of salt and pepper and cook until translucent.
  • About 3-5 minutes. Make sure the garlic does not burn. 
  • Add brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, chipotle peppers, cumin, bourbon, tomato paste mix and bring to a slow simmer.
  • Add blueberries, stir and crush them with a potato masher or spoon.
  • Allow the sauce to simmer on low heat and stir and continue to crush berries. 
  • At first the sauce will be watery but as it continues to cook, it will thicken. Cook between 30 – 45 minutes depending on your desired consistency.
  • At this point, the berries will have broken down, but you can certainly strain the sauce to remove fruit and chile pulp or leave as is. I like to leave it as is, chunky with the berry pulp. 
  • This Blueberry Bourbon Chipotle BBQ Sauce can be refrigerated up to 3 days. If you have a large gathering, you can make this the day before and warm through before serving. Best served warm.

Notes

This sauce can stain fabrics. I suggest using paper napkins.

Nutrition

Calories: 132kcal

Nutritional information is calculated online and should be used as a guide.

Keyword bbq sauce, blueberries, Grilling

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