Enjoy Berry Barbecue Sauce Recipe, a tasty recipe for a sweet and savory barbecue sauce, with a hint of summer berries. Not overly acidic or spicy.

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Heat up the grill and invite a few friends over for grilled meat (chicken, burgers, fish, steak), and serve with this Berry Barbecue Sauce! Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.  Serve it with grilled chicken thighs, sweet potato lentil burgers, or this Korean Style Chicken Burgers recipe.

Berry Barbecue Sauce

Friends, when our daughter made this Berry Barbecue Sauce for burgers the other night, I could have licked the bowl. So delicious, I can’t wait to make it again, and serve it for company!

This is a great recipe for a sweet and savory barbecue sauce that has a hint of summer berries.

Most people coming over for dinner won’t say no to a juicy, summer burger! Plus, burgers are easy, and I found even if you have vegetarian friends coming, you can toss veggie patties on the grill.

One step to accomplish before the guests arrive is to get the condiment platter and sauces ready.

Burgers on a board

On a giant board, lay the lettuce leaves, tomatoes and onion slices, and a small bowl of pickles.

Then fill small bowls with sauces, like mayo, mustard, ketchup, or any homemade sauce.

In this case, we served Berry Barbecue Sauce. You can also try my friend Lori’s, Best Burger Sauce Recipe. You can also make your own Best Thousand Island Dressing (which is great on burgers)!

How to make Berry Barbecue Sauce

Mix all ingredients until smooth. Enjoy on burgers, chicken, and hotdogs! You could serve this sauce on my Epic Hot Dog Board or Epic Summer Hamburger Board.

Summer feels like the perfect time to practice this simple kind of hospitality. You know, the casual kind where you just “set it out,” with a stack of plates.

The days are longer, schedules are clearer, plans are looser, people generally say “yes” to summer invites.

I’ve written about it many times on my blog, how our intentions are good … “Let’s get together sometime!” we say.

But we need to actually follow through and make it happen.

Just do it: Invite people past our front doorsteps, into our homes.

Prep work before guests arrive

Do what you can before the guests arrive. I say this because it actually frees you up to be more “present” with your guests, without a million things on your mind. BUT … if you run out of time, just keep getting the food together while the guests are chatting with you.

There is no perfect formula, Friends. Simple hospitality is about getting the food on the table, and then diving into the best part: The conversation.

Can you come over for dinner? should be our summer motto!


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Berry Barbecue Sauce

This is a great recipe for a sweet and savory barbecue sauce that has a hint of summer berries. It isn’t overly acidic or spicy, but it can be adapted by adding 1 Tbsp of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to brighten it up, or an additional 1 tsp paprika to make it spicier.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 12
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  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup blackstrap molasses
  • 1/4 cup fruit preserves, marionberry, raspberry, cherry, apricot, etc.
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp avocado or vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • Pinch of ground cloves, cinnamon


  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine all ingredients until smooth. Enjoy on burgers, chicken, and hot dogs.
Course: Main Course
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