Sweet, hot BBQ sauce is great on pork and chicken. Amazing on shrimp.


Recipe Summary

20 mins
30 mins
50 mins
3 quarts


Original recipe yields 40 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine blackberries, ketchup, blackberry jelly, sugar, raspberry balsamic vinegar, corn syrup, tomato paste, limeade concentrate, cider vinegar, salt, bourbon, garlic powder, liquid smoke, ginger, ground chipotle pepper, red pepper flakes, black pepper, teriyaki sauce, and hot pepper sauce in a large pot and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.

  • Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer blackberry mixture for 10 minutes. Add whole habanero peppers and continue to simmer until sauce is thickened, about 20 minutes more. Remove and discard habanero peppers.

  • Pour barbecue sauce into a blender no more than half full. Cover and hold lid down; pulse a few times before leaving on to blend. Puree in batches until smooth.

Cook's Note:

VERY IMPORTANT-- Due to the heat of habaneros, do not cut the peppers. They are to be "floated" in the sauce. Use caution handling peppers as well.

Nutrition Facts

167 calories; protein 1.1g 2% DV; carbohydrates 41.8g 14% DV; fat 0.5g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 692.4mg 28% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
This turned out great. Went very well with pork tenderloins off the smoker. This recipe will make it to my keep list. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
This turned out great. Went very well with pork tenderloins off the smoker. This recipe will make it to my keep list. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is an outstanding BBQ sauce. I added more hàbanero peppers and mixed them in with the immersion blender to suit my personal preference. I also had to use jam because I couldn't find blackberry jelly. It appeared to look like an unusual combination of ingredients but something wonderful happened when they were heated and mixed together. Sweet fruity flavour followed by heat. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This is darn good. It's got an ingredients list as long as my arm but it's definitely worth the time and preparation. I used it on some ground turkey meatballs. It is tangy spicy and with a perfect touch of sweet from the fruit. The kids enjoyed it too. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I did sub blueberries for the fresh blackberries but otherwise followed the recipe. We really enjoyed this bbq especially on the grill with chicken. It's got great flavor and good heat. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Made a half batch. Very flavorful bbq sauce with just enough heat. Used on smoked wings. Plan to thin with Dr. Pepper or Coke to use as a glaze on grilled salmon. If you want more heat as my son does, I added the two habaneros used in sauce for simmering and two more when blending. I then strained to get blackberry oulp and habanero pulp and seeds out. That liked it up several notches. Read More