Thursday, April 22, 2010

Blackberry Barbecue Sauce

This recipe is a winner for grilling season!  This makes a great sauce for pork or chicken.  I love the flavors of blackberry, fresh ginger, and freshly ground pepper all melded together.  This recipe comes from my sister Jackie.  She has put together an amazing cookbook, with pictures, and distributed it to many of her family and friends.  Her cookbook is highly sought after; this recipe comes from her cookbook.

Mix the following in a blender:
1 cup ketchup
1 cup honey
1 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons powdered ginger
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
4 teaspoons freshly ground pepper -- Do not use ground pepper in a can.
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup frozen or fresh blackberries

Mix all ingredients in blender; pour sauce in a sauce pan and heat until warm throughout.  Season grilling meat with a dry seasoning such as Montreal Steak seasoning.  Place meat on hot grill and baste with blackberry sauce.  When done on one side, turn over and baste on other side.  Grill until done.  Serve meat with extra sauce on the side.  We like to use this sauce on pork loin chops. 

Should your pepper mill be broken (mine is), you can grind up peppercorns somewhat successfully in your blender.

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Unknown said...

That sounds so fantastic!! I've bookmarked it!

The Sewing and Knitting Loft said...

This sounds so good. I think it would go great with chicken.


Unknown said...

Sounds fantab!! Going to give this a try!

Brenda said...

Oh yumm. I love blackberries, I am printing this out now!

Bonnie said...

I just bought a clamshell of blackberries today. I will definitely try this one.

Sook said...

Wow, that is such an interesting recipe! What a fantastic idea.

Sue said...

Oh, this is a husband will love this!


Lynn said...

Oh yea! My goal this summer is to not buy packaged B-B-Q sauce any more, this sounds great!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Joni, I know this will be a family favortie for year to come. WOW! I am going to cut, paste and print this one! Love it. Thanks!

Kathleen said...

It sounds delicious! You can always buy those McCormic grinders..I buy them to take on picnics and to the beach. They even have mixed pepper corns! :)

the country cook said...

sounds excellent! This could go with any kind of meat, really. What a great idea!

Debbiedoos said...

Oh my that looks great!~ Easy too...thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!~

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Sounds wonderful....Great blog

Be sure and stop by and read about a miracle in our family.... said...

yum, that looks delicious can't wait to try it out!

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Joni, This sounds wonderful. We love to grill and I'm so anxious to try this out. I know we'll love it. I make a blackberry vinaigrette that we serve over pork tenderloin and spinach salad and the whole family likes it. I love the tartness mixed with something a little sweet, and the ginger you have in yours sounds like a real winning combo! Thanks so much for sharing!

Cathy said...

I will definitely try this flavorful sauce when I start grilling. I had something similar on grilled salmon and it was wonderful. Thanks for sharing this one.