Cherry Bomb BBQ Sauce

I've been enjoying PS Seasonings Cherry Bomb BBQ Sauce for a while now, but their price keeps going up and up. Now it's $8.00 for a 19.7 ounce bottle. That sounds like a good size, but it's actually a pretty small batch of BBQ sauce. So, I looked around the internet and found this recipe at Copy Me That, which says it's "a free recipe manager, shopping list, and meal planner". I'll have to look further into it, but for now, here's the Cherry Bomb BBQ Sauce recipe.


Cherry BBQ sauce pic

  • 2 cups of pitted fresh or frozen cherries (thawed)
  • 2 tbsp salted butter
  • ½ Vidalia onion diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of orange juice
  • 1 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup of ketchup
  • 1/3 cup of honey
  • 4 tbsp of molasses
  • 1 1/2 cups of tomato sauce
  • ½ chipotle chile (diced) with 1 tsp adobo sauce
  • 1/2 tsp ancho chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • S&P to taste

What to do with them...

  1. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add in the onions and sauté until they are translucent, then add in the garlic and cook until it is fragrant.
  2. Next, add the cherries, orange juice, apple cider vinegar, and cherries to the pan. Bring to a boil and cook until the cherries begin to break down. Once they are mostly broken down, add in the remaining ingredients and whisk until fully incorporated. Reduce the heat and let simmer until the sauce thickens.
  3. Once the sauce reaches the level of thickness you want, pour it into a blender and puree until it is smooth.
  4. Set aside and let cool