Fruit-based BBQ sauces are hands down my favorite sauces to use on pork ribs and this blueberry BBQ sauce is probably my favorite right now. This sauce recipe is my go-to sweet rib sauce with the additional of blueberries. Add on the bourbon butter grilled peaches to this and you’ve got an instant crowd pleaser! Full video recipe below. Enjoy!
Blueberry BBQ Sauce Ingredients:
1 cup fresh blueberries
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 cup ketchup
1 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Blend all ingredients together in blender or food processor. Bring to light boil then reduce heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes until reduced to a nice thick consistency. Allow to cool for 5 minutes or so then set in fridge to thicken up further until ready to baste ribs.
Setup your Grill Dome for an indirect cook using the Indirect Cooking Rack in the down position with the Ceramic Stone on top. Preheat the Grill Dome to 250° and cook the ribs on the main cooking rack for 4 – 4 1/2 hours. Check tenderness of the meat with a toothpick at that point and if the toothpick slides effortlessly through the meat, then the ribs are done and ready to be glazed with the blueberry BBQ sauce.
Grilled Peaches with Bourbon Butter Sauce Ingredients:
4 ripe peaches, halved and pitted
1/4 cup bourbon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 stick unsalted butter
1/4 tsp sea salt
Bring the bourbon to a slight boil and boil for 1 – 2 min to burn the alcohol off. Add brown sugar, butter and salt and reduce heat and simmer until sauce reduces and thickens to a creamy texture. Glaze the peaches on the cut side with the sauce before grilling.
Set the Grill Dome up for direct heating and place a cast iron griddle directly on top of the main cooking grate. Oil the griddle with canola or vegetable oil. Place the peaches cut side down on the griddle and grill 4-5 minutes until lightly charred. Glaze the cut side a second time before serving.