Strawberry BBQ Sauce

You might not expect strawberries to be an ingredient in BBQ sauce, but give it a try and you'll discover that the sweetness complements the spicy sauce quite well, especially on pork.

Yield: 4 cups sauce


  • 4 cups frozen strawberries, thawed
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 6 tbsp strawberry preserves
  • 2 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp ginger, minced
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp spicy brown mustard
  • 1 tbsp dried cilantro


  1. Line a baking dish with heavy-duty aluminum foil.  Spread the strawberries into the dish and bake at 425°F for 20-25 minutes.
  2. In a large pot, combine the strawberries with all remaining ingredients except the cilantro.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a food processer and add the cilantro.  Puree until smooth.
  4. Use on your favorite meat while grilling.  I recommend pork.
  5. Serve as a side for dipping the meat fresh off the grill.
Adapted from Closet Cooking.