Sweet and Tangy Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Plenty of strong-flavored fruits will make delicious, memorable barbecue sauce if you use this recipe as a base for your experiments.

| July/August 2019

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I’ve successfully used overcooked cherry jam, blackberry jam, and mango jam to make barbecue sauce. This recipe can also be made with jam that isn’t overcooked.

Yields 2 cups.

  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup homemade jam
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  1. Place all ingredients in a small saucepan, and heat slowly over medium-low heat, stirring until combined.
  2. Use with grilled hamburgers, baked beans, or as a sandwich spread. Store in refrigerator.

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Renee Pottle is a freelance writer and author. She writes about food preservation, food businesses, and gardening from her home in Kennewick, Washington.








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