BBQ sauce sweetener

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades' started by mph, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. mph

    mph Fire Starter


    Went to a new neighbors house for a Barbie. They were doing Baby Backs on their Webber. They sauced them before taking them off the grill and were quite tasty. I enjoy all the regional sauces...Memphis, KC, Carolina, Texas, etc. This was a little different. Couldn't put my finger on it so I had to ask...What are you sweetening your sauce with? She told me Grape Jelly. I had never thought about that before but it was very good. Anybody else ever use grape or other fruit jelly in a BBQ sauce?

  2. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have used plum jelly.
  3. I don't want anything sweet anywhere near my sauce.
  4. gnubee

    gnubee Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ditto on the plum jelly and plum sauce.

    Also I have used peach, apricot and green gage puree

    I have also made some mango/pineapple chutney for use with sliced beef.

    Pickled Green tomato salsa ( almost a relish )

    Applesauce for sliced pork.

    I grow about 300 lbs of grapes each year and hadn't thought of using it in a bbq sauce.
  5. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have heard of using jelly I think it was ron and dawn use it too I think. I have never used it but you never know what I put in my BBq sauce cause half the time I dont know. So if it hits me at the right time it might just make it in the sauce.
  6. mph

    mph Fire Starter

    I thought the sauce was rather tasty. I'm going to try it on my next batch of sauce. It's always nice to find a new spin on the BBQ. Hungryjohn, I do like sauces with no sweetener, it just depends on my mood that day.

  7. lph

    lph Newbie

    Seems like every party I go to around here someone has brought a crock pot full of store bought frozen meatballs covered in a mixture of cheap bbq sauce and grape jelly. Personally, it's not my thing, but they always seem to go fast. Maybe it's a Minnesota thing.......
  8. azrocker

    azrocker Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

  9. Buster's BBQ Sauce is made with blueberries and it's very tasty. Their spicy one is super good! I could see grapes being a nice touch to a sauce for sure if you're after a sweet sauce.

    Keep the sweet away from any of my beef though! [​IMG]
  10. fishawn

    fishawn Smoking Fanatic

    Anything's possible & although I have never used jelly I have heard it mentioned quite often. I met some guys a while back that soaked there ribs overnight in Rootbeer before grilling & said they are.....

    (AS EXPECTED) "The best ribs you have ever had".
  11. mph

    mph Fire Starter

    Backcountry, now you're hitting where it hurts. I love blueberries...and they are really good for you. A blueberry BBQ sauce is something I'd love to try. Please pass on the recipe![​IMG]
  12. mph

    mph Fire Starter

    Allright, I'm going to try this one too.

    • 2 cups fresh blueberries
    • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
    • 3 tablespoons honey
    • 3 tablespoons ketchup
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
    Combine all the ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10-12 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Pour the sauce into a blender and blend until smooth.
  13. Thanks for posting that recipe! I wish I had the recipe for Busters sauce, but it's a commercial sauce. Not one that's got a huge presence as far as I know, but if you google it, they do have a website. I found it by meeting the creator's father who owns a fishing lodge in NW Ontario and he gave us a few bottles to test out.
  14. zopi

    zopi Smoke Blower

    I've used canned peaches before...pureed them in the blender...was pretty good..

    I think I was out of brown sugar for some stupid reason..
  15. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well I use mollassas and Brown sugar in mine.
  16. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Honey,apricot preserves....

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