You know- this time of year we are grilling quite a bit. That means that we are going through quite a bit of sauces & dips for all that charbroiled goodness. Living here in North Idaho one of the things that you find a lot is huckleberry flavored things. They grow in abundance around these parts – however most people who pick them are very tight lipped about where they go. They have their favorite places & they don’t share that spot with anyone – except the bears. So I decided just to buy some- even though they are crazy expensive. One of the first things I decided to make with them was this Huckleberry BBQ Sauce. You see- homemade bbq sauce is just perfect for people like us who are grilling so often. I think I need to make this particular recipe in abundance & sock pile it in the freezer so we can have it all year long.
A little sweet with a tangy kick makes the perfect sauce for us. This batch won’t last long.
The best part is that it is so quick & easy to make- I may never buy sauce again.
Huckleberry BBQ Sauce
- 1-1/2 cups ketchup
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 1/4 cup raw honey
- 1-2/3 cup fresh or frozen huckleberries you could sub with black or blueberries
- 1/4 bell pepper - finely chopped
- 2 large sweet peppers- chopped
- 1 whole garlic small minced
- 2 tsp chili powder
- 1-1/2 tsp paprika
- 2 tsp dry mustard
- 1 tsp salt
- 5 tbsp salted butter
- 1 tbsp granulated garlic
In medium saucepan combine all ingredients except butter.
Cook over medium-low heat stirring until fully combined & hot (almost boiling)
Remove from heat.
Stir in butter until completely melted
Allow to cool at least 10-15 minutes
Transfer to blender - use caution with hot liquids!!
Blend 60-120 seconds - or until all larger pieces are fully incorporated into sauce
Taste test- (you can add more seasonings like salt or a couple drops of hot sauce to reach desired flavor)
Transfer to prepared sterile jars
Store in refrigerator or freezer.
Try this sauce on these Baby Back Ribs!
Want more sauces, dips & spreads?
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