Berry BBQ Sauce

OK, so BBQ sauce isn’t the healthiest recipe you will find here but everything in moderation right? Just in time for warmer weather, I’ll share my recipe for mixed berry BBQ sauce. For the sauce I made, I used blueberries, raspberries and blackberries but feel free to stick to one of your favorites or any combination you choose. This works equally well on beef, pork or chicken. Gluten-free. PS if you want to baste with this sauce, add it at the last 5 minutes of cooking so it won’t scorch.

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Berry BBQ Sauce

Yield: 1-1/2 Quarts

4 cups turbinado, coconut or brown sugar
1-28 oz. can tomato puree
2 cups mixed berries (I used blueberries, raspberries and blackberries)
1 cup water
2 tablespoons lime juice
1-1/2 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1-1/2 teaspoons ginger
1-1/2 teaspoons granulated garlic
1-1/2 teaspoons turmeric
1-1/2 teaspoons garam masala spice blend
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon cardamom
½ teaspoon cayenne

Combine sugar, berries, water, lime juice and vinegar and puree in a blender. Pour into a heavy saucepan and mix in remaining ingredients. Cook medium heat till it starts to boil then reduce to a simmer. Simmer 10-15 minutes stirring frequently.

©2015 Aron David Bradley