Sweet, smoky and with a little spicy kick you are going to love our recipe for homemade blackberry BBQ sauce.
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Wild Blackberry Homemade BBQ Sauce

Tangy, sweet and tart homemade barbecue sauce made with wild Tennessee blackberries. This sauce is great for grilling, dipping, and basting.
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 28
Calories 40kcal
Author Buy This Cook That


  • 3 1/2 cups fresh wild blackberries rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon yellow prepared mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • In a medium sized sauce pan combine 2 1/2 cups of the blackberries with all remaining ingredients except the water.
  • Using a hand held blender, blend all ingredients to desired consistency. Heat to medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in the water and the remaining whole berries. Increase heat to a low boil, stirring constantly.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes or to desired thickness. Stir frequently to prevent sticking.
  • Remove from heat and cool. Pour into a clean quart jar and seal. Refrigerate.


If you do not have a hand held blender, place the noted ingredients into a standard blender or food processor before cooking.
BBQ Sauce will thicken upon standing and refrigeration.


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 40kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 96mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 4.3mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.2mg