Blackberry Habanero BBQ Sauce


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

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
3 quarts


  • 1 quart fresh blackberries

  • 1 (46 fluid ounce) bottle ketchup

  • 2 cups blackberry jelly

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1 cup raspberry balsamic vinegar

  • 1 cup light corn syrup

  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

  • ½ cup frozen limeade concentrate

  • ½ cup cider vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons finely ground sea salt

  • 2 tablespoons bourbon whiskey

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

  • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke flavoring

  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger

  • 1 tablespoon ground dried chipotle pepper

  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes

  • 1 tablespoon finely ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon teriyaki sauce

  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

  • 3 habanero peppers


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 (per serving)

167 Calories
1g Fat
42g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 40
Calories 167
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 692mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 34g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 10mg 51%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 220mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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