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Slow cooker blueberry BBQ sauce in a jar with a wooden spoon

Slow Cooker Blueberry BBQ Sauce

Tangy, sweet, and delicious Slow Cooker Blueberry BBQ Sauce. Toss all the ingredients into the slow cooker and let it slowly blend the flavours together with a strong blueberry taste. 

Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Keyword bbq sauce, blueberry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 3 cups
Author Samantha

Ingredients

  • 4 cups blueberries (picked over and washed)
  • 3 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 2 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp smoked (sweet) paprika
  • 2 bay leaves (dried or fresh)
  • 2 tsp dried cumin
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 large garlic clove, peeled and crushed

Instructions

  1. Add blueberries and apple cider vinegar to slow cooker. Mash with a potato masher to release the blueberry juices. 

  2. Add brown sugar, paprika, bay leaves, cumin, pepper and garlic. 

  3. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 7-8 hours. 

  4. Carefully pour contents into a blender (removing and discarding bay leaves) and blend until mixture is smooth*. 

  5. Sauce will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 months and freezes well. 

Recipe Notes

* the natural pectins in the blueberries will thick the sauce once it's blended and has cooled.