Sweet and tangy this Peach Barbecue Sauce is a summer favorite. It’s loaded with fresh summer peach flavor!
It’s almost here friends! A few more days and it’s Memorial Day 2016! Woot woot! The unofficial start to summer! It seems like I’ve been counting the days for months, and it’s finally HERE! It’s time to break out the bathing suits, the sunscreen and the BBQ grill! So today, I’m sharing one of my favorite summer sauces….my lip-smackin’ Peach Barbecue Sauce. It’s a family favorite! It’s sweet and tangy and perfect on anything you can grill up. Chicken, ribs, fish, burgers, sausages…whatever floats your boat, as we say at the BHK!
During the summer, when peaches are at their finest, there’s no better time to slather this sauce over all your grilling favorites. I like to make my sauce a few days in advance, to allow the flavors to meld together. I make sure my peaches are nice and ripe and when I puree the sauce, I don’t puree all the peaches. I like to leave a few chunks in my sauce. But if you’d rather have a totally smooth sauce, by all means, puree away! This sauce has a hint of ginger and some fresh ground black pepper for spice. It’s finger lickin’ good friends!!
And in celebration, I’ve also teamed up with several fellow bloggers to bring you 50+ recipe ideas for a smashing summer shindig! We’ve got it all….appetizers, cocktails, entrees, side dishes and desserts! Everything to make your summer BBQ’s absolutely dee-lish! So get to it friends! Hope you enjoy! Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend! I’ll be taking Monday off to sit back, relax and enjoy the holiday, so see you back at the BHK next Thursday!
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- 1 Tbsp. canola oil
- 1 cup Vidalia onion finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 large peaches one cup, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
- 2 cups ketchup
- 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 cup peach preserves
- 3 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp. ground ginger
- 1 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
- 1 Tbsp. honey
- 2 Tbsp. butter cut into small cubes
Heat canola oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes, until translucent. Stir in the garlic and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
Add the peaches and cook for 3-5 minutes, until soft.
Add the ketchup, brown sugar, peach preserves, apple cider vinegar and ginger.
Reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes or until sauce thickens, stirring occasionally.
Transfer the mixture in small batches to a blender and puree until smooth. I like to leave a few peach chunks in my sauce (see photo). Return mixture to saucepan.
Add pepper, salt and honey. Stir in the butter until melted. Cool to room temperature before serving.
You can make the sauce a few days in advance and store in a glass jar in the refrigerator.