Cherry BBQ Sauce

July 16, 2012

In my attempts to use up the last of our cherry bounty, I decided to make something a little different.

And so a Cherry BBQ Sauce was born.

It’s a mixture of sweet and savory—just the way I like it. Chunks of cherries speckle the sauce and add pockets of sweetness, while the base is tangy with a bite of vinegar.

We mixed the Cherry BBQ Sauce with shredded chicken. It was fantastic. A great, homemade summer meal.

Cherry BBQ Sauce

1 medium onion, chopped

2 tablespoons butter

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 cups fresh sweet cherries, pitted and coarsely chopped

1 cup ketchup

2/3 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup cider vinegar

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

2 teaspoons ground mustard

1/2 teaspoon pepper

Start by sautéing the onion in the butter. You will want the onion to get translucent and golden. Add the garlic and continue cooking for only about a minute longer. Stir in the remaining ingredients and cook over medium-low heat for about 20 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.

Recipe: Taste of Home

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