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Blueberry Balsamic BBQ Sauce

Cabin fever is setting in right now and I am playing with a lot of different ingredients and sauces at home. Was really craving a sauce to pair nicely with venison. Unfortunately I had no venison in the freezer but I did have a prime rib.


  • 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar reduced to 1/2 cup
  • 10 juniper berries crushed
  • 5 black cardamom pods crushed
  • 3 tablespoons Acacia honey
  • 3 tablespoons Heinz Ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha sauce
  • 1/4 tsp citric acid *optional

Reduce balsamic vinegar first. Use an inexpensive brand. (this is not the time to use the good balsamic-save that for a salad dressing)  Add all remaining  ingredients to the saucepan and bring to a simmer for 1/2 hour. Using a potato masher and/or spatula crush the blueberries. Simmer for 15 mins. Remove from heat and set aside for 1/2 an hour to infuse the sauce with the juniper berries and cardamom. Strain out sauce. Serve with game meats and beef. Please note this sauce will only keep for a couple of days.

*crush these and the juniper berries first before adding – to release their flavor

*only add the citric acid if the berries you have are very sweet. Optional

we go through a LOT of this at our house.

such a lovely honey – notes of vanilla and citrus

I used heinz ketchup in this recipe – not all ketchups are created equal.

Crush Crush Crush – I always think of this when I am crushing things…..

Strain the sauce out.

Smoke a prime rib till rare ( I used a really basic rub for this)

Seriously yummy stuff.

You know you want some.

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