Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Blueberry BBQ Sauce and Pork Chops

Over the weekend Steve and I made a dish inspired by the name of the blog.  We had a bunch of smaller, pretty bitter blueberries that we made into a BBQ sauce and then used some pork chops from the freezer.  We've made many homemade BBQ sauces over the years so we based this one off of our previous experiences. 

For the Sauce:
2 cups fresh blueberries
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup ketchup
1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon each of salt and black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon honey (plus extra if needed for sweetness)

Mix all the ingredients into a pot and heat over medium-low heat. Simmer for about 15 or 20 minutes until the blueberries start to break down.  If you want it more runny, rather than clumpy, place some or all of the sauce into a blender or food processor and blend for 20 seconds.  We didn't want to loose the shape of all the blueberries so we only blended half of the sauce.  After blending place all the sauce back in the pot.  Taste to see if the sweetness is to your liking and if it is leave it alone until your meat is done.  It wasn't sweet enough for us so we added a little more honey and let it simmer for a few more minutes.

We paired our Blueberry BBQ Sauce with a pork chop done on the grill, a baked potato, and sauteed zucchini.  Enjoy!!!!

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