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Berry BBQ sauce to go on nice juicy ribs! This blueberry-raspberry barbecue sauce is perfect for backyard grilling and barbecue parties.

A new, fresh take on grilling, this sweet berry BBQ sauce is amazing!

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Hey guys! I’m back with another awesome BBQ Ribs recipe! This time we’re making a Sweet Berry BBQ sauce recipe to dress up our ribs this weekend!

Earlier this spring I shared with you a low sugar orange bbq sauce that was perfect on our Smithfield Extra Tender Pork St Louis Style Ribs.

Today we’re grilling Smithfield Extra Tender Pork Back Ribs and making a raspberry blueberry BBQ sauce that is absolutely finger-lickin’ guuud!

Sweet Berry BBQ Ribs with and easy Blueberry Raspberry BBQ Sauce Recipe! Check out this EASY berry barbecue sauce that is perfect for grilling ribs! It's real easy to do! #GetGrillingAmerica #Walmart #CollectiveBias #ribs #BBQ #barbecue

As the smell of barbecue wafts through the neighborhood, we’ll surely have friends and family poking their heads over the fence to see what’s cookin’.

Meaty, Juicy Ribs

Especially when we fire up the grill to make Smithfield Extra Tender Pork Back Ribs with fruity wood chips in the smoker box and sweet raspberry – blueberry BBQ sauce!

Yes, a braspberry recipe for your backyard barbecue!

BBQ Ribs with Braspberry Sauce - Blueberry Raspberry Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Today we’re going back to our trusted source of extra meaty ribs, Smithfield Extra Tender Pork Back Ribs.

Smithfield Extra Tender fresh pork is more tender and juicy. No matter how skilled (or unskilled) you are at the grill, their pork is easy to cook and will impress everyone at your dinner table!

Smithfield Fresh Pork is perfect any night on the grill, whether a great weeknight meal or getting together for a backyard BBQ with family and friends.

Baby Back Ribs with Berry BBQ Sauce

Today we have two racks on the grill and would you look at the meat on these ribs.

Seriously, look at the meat on those ribs!

Braspberry Recipe for BBQ Sauce to go on Baby Back Ribs

We’re also talking about grilling hero’s today. Has someone inspired you to get grilling?

For me, growing up my dad always had the barbecue going. Whether it was gas, charcoal at the local park, beach, or at home…

There was always something on the grill where ever we were – all summer long. Who is your grilling hero?

So what do you say, are you ready to make a couple of racks of awesome ribs?

Sweet Berry BBQ Ribs

Tip: Remove ribs from refrigerator about 30 minutes before you plan to cook them.

Smithfield BBQ Ribs Berry Barbecue Sauce

The 30 minute period before cooking is the perfect time to peel off the silver membrane from the backside of the ribs and apply a dry rub if desired.

I’m skipping the dry rub today but feel free to use any rub you like, the BBQ aisle at Walmart has a nice selection or you can use my sugar free dry rub. But with this BBQ sauce, there’s no need for a rub at all – it’s super delish!

Ingredients

  • Smithfield Extra Tender Pork Back Ribs
  • Sweet Berry BBQ Sauce (recipe below)
  • Barbecue dry rub (optional)
  • Smoker box with applewood chips (optional)

Directions

Remove the silver membrane from backside of ribs

Rub ribs if desired; rest for 30 minutes at room temperature

Fill smoker box with applewood chips and place on grill

Preheat grill to 350 degrees F. and maintain heat throughout cook; Oil grill grates once preheated

Place ribs bone side down and cook for 30 to 40 minutes with the lid closed

Flip and grill meat side down for 15 minutes; lid closed

Brush both sides of the ribs with sweet berry BBQ sauce and grill for a few minutes on each side to finish them off

Remove from grill, rest for 10 minutes – adding more sauce if desired

Barbecue Raspberry Blueberry Sauce for Pork Ribs

Pro Tips:

  • Slide a knife under the membrane to get it started. Use a paper towel to grip to peel the membrane off the backside of the ribs
  • Cook with the lid closed. — if you’re lookin’ you ain’t cookin’!

Berry BBQ Sauce for Barbecue Ribs

Bonus: Use left over berries with whipped topping for a light summery mixed berry shortcake dessert!

We added strawberries too.

Berry Short Cake Dessert Recipe

Sweet Berry BBQ Sauce

You can make your sweet berry BBQ sauce ahead of time, or you can begin making it as your ribs are resting before they go on the grill. The sauce takes about 25 minutes or so to make.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp ground cloves

Directions

  1. Mash blueberries and raspberries (bottom of a glass cup works great)
  2. Add all ingredients to large sauce pan and stir well
  3. Bring to boil; reduce heat to medium and simmer, stirring frequently until sauce just begins to thicken 15-20 minutes
  4. Brush on ribs during the final 10 minutes of cooking
  5. Refrigerate left over sauce in air tight container for up to 5 days

Brasberry BBQ Sauce Recipe - Blueberry Raspberry Sauce Recipe

See how easy that was? Making your own BBQ sauce is not hard, nor is cooking ribs on the grill!

This is an easy summer BBQ ribs recipe and everyone is sure to love it!

Berry BBQ Sauce for Ribs

Check out this vid featuring one of our favorite grillmasters, Tuffy Stone! 

Championship Pitmasters use Smithfield Fresh Pork in their competitions and on their backyard grill; because they know when the quality of the meat matters most which is why they use Smithfield Fresh Pork.

For more awesome grilling recipes, check out Smithfield®’s Facebook page. Don’t forget to follow me too!

Raspberry Blueberry BBQ Sauce on Baby Back Ribs

What is a BBQ Smoker Box?

So you might be wondering what’s the deal with the barbecue smoker box.

Okay, it’s a simple contraption that turns your gas grill (or any grill) into a smoker and adds a smokey flavor to your food as it cooks.

There are a wide variety of wood chip flavors available, from hickory to mesquite, and applewood – the list goes on.

We like apple or cherrywood for our pork.

Gas Grill Smoker Wood Chip Box

Add the wood chips to the smoker box and place it on the grill before preheating.

Leave it on the grill until you’re done cooking and it has cooled off completely. You can find a smoker box and wood chips right at Walmart while you’re getting your ribs. It’s a fun tool to experiment with on the grill!

What unique BBQ flavors do you like?

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Sweet Berry BBQ Ribs with Braspberry BBQ Sauce

Berry BBQ sauce and grilled ribs.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Author: Scrappy Geek

Equipment

  • BBQ Grill

Ingredients

Braspberry BBQ Sauce

  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp ground cloves

Sweet Berry BBQ Ribs

  • 1 Rack Pork Back Rib
  • 1 cup Sweet Berry BBQ Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Barbecue dry rub optional
  • Smoker box with apple wood chips optional

Instructions

Braspberry BBQ Sauce

  • Mash blueberries and raspberries
  • Add all ingredients to large sauce pan and stir well
  • Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring frequently, until it begins to thicken – about 15-20 minutes.
  • Brush on ribs during the final 10 minutes of cooking; serve additional sauce with ribs.

Sweet Berry BBQ Ribs

  • Remove silver membrane from backside of ribs
  • Rub ribs if desired; rest for 30 minutes at room temperature
  • Fill smoker box with apple wood chips and place on grill
  • Preheat grill to 350 degrees F. and maintain heat throughout cook; Oil grill grates once preheated
  • Place ribs bone side down and cook for 30 to 40 minutes with the lid closed
  • Flip and grill meat side down for 15 minutes; lid closed
  • Brush both sides of the ribs with sweet berry BBQ sauce and grill for a few minutes on each side to finish them off
  • Remove from grill, rest for 10 minutes, brush with more sauce if desired

Video

Notes

Use this berry BBQ sauce on any pork you wish! From grilled ribs to bacon, pork belly, and more.

We grilled two racks of ribs and a bunch of corn so we had leftovers. Not letting anything go to waste, we’re making a simple BBQ ribs and corn salad for lunch tomorrow!

Corn and Ribs Salad

Ingredients

  • Grilled Ribs – reheat on the grill
  • Grilled corn; removed from the cob
  • Basil; chopped
  • Cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Sea salt

Directions

  • Heat the ribs while you’re cutting your corn off the cop, chopping basil and halving the tomatoes.
  • Strip the ribs from the bone, chop up and add everything to a bowl. Sprinkle with salt to taste, stir and enjoy!

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