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Blueberry-Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

August/September 2006

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It is not every day that you get a sweet and tangy barbecue sauce that also boasts a healthy dose of antioxidants. Try it with beef, chicken, pork or even some grilled shrimp.



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"MMMmmmm! I love blueberries and I LOVE barbecue sauce, so I can"t wait to try this. "
Blueberry-Bourbon Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Makes: 2 cups

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1-2 jalapenos, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup bourbon
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen (not thawed) blueberries
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice

Preparation

  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and just starting to brown, 2 to 4 minutes. Add garlic and jalapeno and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add bourbon, increase heat to high and bring to a boil; cook until most of the liquid has evaporated, about 5 minutes. Stir in blueberries, ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar, molasses and allspice; return to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 20 minutes.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Per tablespoon: 28 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 4 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 0 g fiber; 42 mg sodium; 38 mg potassium.

Exchanges: free food


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