Blueberry Whiskey Barbecue Sauce

Blueberry Whiskey Barbecue Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Canola Oil
  • 1/2 large Red Onion, peeled and chopped
  • 3 large Garlic Cloves, peeled and diced
  • 1 large Jalapeno Chile Pepper, stem and seeds removed, diced
  • 1/2 cup Tennessee Sour Mash Whiskey or Bourbon Whiskey
  • 1/2 cup Ketchup, homemade or purchased
  • 1/3 cup Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/3 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Hot Smoked Paprika
  • 1/4 cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 3 cups fresh Blueberries (frozen, thawed blueberries may be substituted)
  • 1 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract

Directions

In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add the canola oil. Warm until ripples are visible on the oil’s surface then add the onion. Sauté until the onion is softened and the color has lightened (about 3-4 minutes).

Add the garlic and jalapeno. Sauté for 2 minutes.

Carefully pour in the whiskey (it will splatter) and stir quickly to deglaze the pan. Add the remaining ingredients EXCEPT the vanilla extract. Stir to fully combine.

Lower the heat to medium or medium-low to allow a low simmer of the sauce. Simmer for 30 minutes, periodically pressing on the blueberries with the back of a heavy cooking spoon or potato masher to smash them.

Remove from heat and allow to sit 5 minutes. Stir in the vanilla extract. Process in batches through a blender or using an immersion (stick) blender, puree the sauce until smooth. Allow to cool slightly then place in a glass jar with lid and refrigerate until fully chilled. May be used for up to two weeks if kept sealed in the refrigerator.

Notes:

Recipe by Boulder Locavore.

  • 1 tablespoon Canola Oil
  • 1/2 large Red Onion, peeled and chopped
  • 3 large Garlic Cloves, peeled and diced
  • 1 large Jalapeno Chile Pepper, stem and seeds removed, diced
  • 120 ml Tennessee Sour Mash Whiskey or Bourbon Whiskey
  • 120 ml Ketchup, homemade or purchased
  • 80 ml Worcestershire Sauce
  • 80 ml Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Hot Smoked Paprika
  • 50 g Dark Brown Sugar
  • 450 g fresh Blueberries (frozen, thawed blueberries may be substituted)
  • 1 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract

Directions

In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, add the canola oil. Warm until ripples are visible on the oil’s surface then add the onion. Sauté until the onion is softened and the color has lightened (about 3-4 minutes).

Add the garlic and jalapeno. Sauté for 2 minutes.

Carefully pour in the whiskey (it will splatter) and stir quickly to deglaze the pan. Add the remaining ingredients EXCEPT the vanilla extract. Stir to fully combine.

Lower the heat to medium or medium-low to allow a low simmer of the sauce. Simmer for 30 minutes, periodically pressing on the blueberries with the back of a heavy cooking spoon or potato masher to smash them.

Remove from heat and allow to sit 5 minutes. Stir in the vanilla extract. Process in batches through a blender or using an immersion (stick) blender, puree the sauce until smooth. Allow to cool slightly then place in a glass jar with lid and refrigerate until fully chilled. May be used for up to two weeks if kept sealed in the refrigerator.

Notes:

Recipe by Boulder Locavore.

  • 10 minprep

  • 35 mincook

  • 3cups

This Recipe Uses

Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract 4oz

Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract