Roasted Strawberry BBQ Sauce

I'm not really much of a fruit person - unless you count cocktails, sometimes my five a day comes directly from cocktails! - but I just love strawberries, don't you?

I also love BBQ sauce, so why not combine them? I know it might sound really weird to some of you (I mean who purées fruit and sticks it into a savoury sauce?!) but trust me, it so works and it makes a wonderful variation of regular ol' BBQ sauce. On second thought, don't actually trust me - make it for yourself and see!

Strawberry BBQ Sauce |

Most homemade BBQ sauces use ketchup as a base and because I love making everything from scratch, I used homemade ketchup as the base for this sauce. It really doesn't take that much extra time, but the flavour makes it so so worth it!

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Strawberry BBQ Sauce |

Roasted Strawberry BBQ Sauce

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  • 140 g /1/2 cup tomato paste
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon Worcester sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon mustard powder
  • 12 leaves strawberries removed


  • Place all the ingredients - except the strawberries - into a saucepan and simmer over a low heat for an hour or two until it thickens, stirring every now and then. When the sauce cools, it will thicken up further, so keep this in mind.
  • Whilst the sauce is thickening, place the strawberries onto a baking tray and bake at 350F/180C for around 30 minutes or until soft and the outsides are beginning to caramelise.
  • When the strawberries are roasted and the sauce is thick, place the fruit into the saucepan and use a hand blender to process until there are no more lumps.
  • Leave the sauce to cool and store in the fridge in an air-tight container.

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  1. The Old-Fashioned Housewife

    Wow. And Wow. Gorgeous. A truly unique recipe, I love it. I love working with fruit for savory dishes like this... Ive done a few creative things with strawberries on my blog as well. I will have to make this for sure! Found you through "show m what you got" and you have a gorgeous blog. As a very friendly comment, though, just FYI I find the pinks hard to read on my screen. Thats just a friendly blogger-to-blogger comment, not a criticism! Blessings!

    • Nicky

      Thanks for the constructive criticism!
      A couple of people have said the same thing and I'm planning a mini blog makeover this weekend to fix it.
      Thanks again! 🙂

  2. Our Family World

    Oh my goodness - I would never have thought that strawberries and BBQ would go together, but this looks and sounds so good! Bookmarking and trying this for sure!

  3. Victoria @ My Thoughts For Thought

    I am just imagining the taste of this bbq. It sounds amazing!