Roasted Strawberry Barbecue Sauce

This Homemade Roasted Strawberry Barbecue Sauce will be the perfect addition to your bbqs full of a rich, smoky and delicious flavour!Roasted Strawberry Barbecue Sauce

I have a new obsession and it’s name is Orange is The New Black. I posted a picture of me watching it on Instagram and got flocked with support and encouragement from many watchers including a few of my blogger friends (I’m looking at you Joanne and Kayle!) which when you’re 20 minutes in a show means you must find out what the hype is about.

I didn’t need very long in the first episode to be hooked, and I’ve been hooked ever since. This including watching it up until 5 minutes before Game of Thrones last night and sacrificing a good seat in our usual viewing party in the living room.

Real obsession.

Roasted Strawberry Barbecue Sauce

The thing is, I can’t exactly binge watch it during the day because Mr. Jessiker Bakes is at work and I signed a pledge in blood promised to not watch ahead of him. This means I have to dedicate myself in the daytime to things I’m actually supposed to be doing.


But enough about me, more about this Roasted Strawberry Barbecue Sauce. There’s a local hot wings restaurant that used to serve strawberry barbecue sauce that I loved and the other day I was really craving it; the sauce, not the wings. And so, roasted strawberry  barbecue sauce was born.

I chose to roast the strawberries because it produces a much deeper flavour and immerses much easier into the sauce. When I say that this sauce is delicious I mean BBQ King Mr. Jessiker Bakes approved. It has all the right hints of smokiness, flavour, and spice and the strawberry adds a delicious sweetness to it. It comes together so quickly that you’ll be wondering why you ever bought barbecue sauce from the store. This sauce is ready to be slathered on pretty much anything – or you can do like me and just eat it with a spoon.


Roasted Strawberry Barbecue Sauce

4.8 from 4 reviews
Roasted Strawberry Barbecue Sauce
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Serves: about 2 cups
Roasted Strawberries
  • 1 ½ cups strawberries, cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
Magic Dust
  • ½ cup paprika
  • ¼ cup kosher salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons mustard powder
  • ¼ cup chile powder
  • ¼ cup ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup granulated garlic
  • 2 tablespoons cayenne (or less to taste)
Barbecue Sauce
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • ¼ cup cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon magic dust
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • Hot sauce (such as Tabasco) to taste
Roasted Strawberries
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with foil paper, lightly greased with oil.
  3. Toss the strawberries with sugar in a bowl, then place on the cookie sheet.
  4. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes.
  5. Remove and let cool.
Barbecue Sauce
  1. Make the magic dust first by combining all of the ingredients in a container than shaking to combine them.
  2. For the barbecue sauce, mix all of the ingredients together (including a tablespoon of magic dust) in a pot over medium high heat and bringing to a boil. Reduce to a simmer for 15 minutes, stirring until sauce is dark and ingredients incorporated.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Using an immersion blender, add the roasted strawberries and blend until incorporated.
  5. Pour into a container to store.
You can store the rest of the magic dust and use it as a seasoning for your meats or vegetables.

If you enjoyed this Roasted Strawberry Barbecue Sauce, you’ll also enjoy Homemade Strawberry Jam!

Homemade Strawberry Jam


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  1. says

    I heard about that show! I’ll have to check it out! and I LOVE this roasted strawberry BBQ sauce!!! So inventive! I love it! a little sweet, a little heat, a little tang. . love it all! and esp love the “magic dust!”- awesome!

  2. says

    See I have the opposite problem, where the.boy REFUSES to watch OITNB and so I can’t watch it when he’s around. Which is my prime viewing time. Sigh. But I’m so glad you love it!

    OMG I want to smear this bbq sauce all over everything. I’m making veggie burgers later this week and I feel like they are probably going to be doused in this.

  3. says

    This BBQ sauce looks and sounds simply amazing, Jessica! Seriously, this such a creative twist on BBQ sauce and perfect with strawberry season being upon us. I would probably slather this sauce over EVERYTHING. 😀 Pinned!

  4. says

    The flavors in this sauce sound incredible, Jessica! I love roasted strawberries, and making this BBQ sauce with that fruity, concentrated flavor sounds like such a winner. Pinning!

  5. says

    I’m always looking for more and new ways to incorporate strawberries into my diet and this is definitely a genius idea! I bet it tastes absolutely amazing. Beautiful pictures, too! Cannot wait to give this a try – LOVE!

  6. says

    Holy smokes girl, this sauce is incredible! Such a brilliant idea to add roasted strawberries to barbecue sauce – the flavors sound amazing! Pinning :)

  7. says

    Jessica, this sounds WAY beyond delicious! I’ve had a roasted strawberry sauce before and it was truly divine. I can imagine how well they go in a BBQ sauce. Seems really easy, too. You just need to get all your little pots of sauces ready and you’re good to go!
    P.S. You’ve convinced me to give Orange is the New Black a go – started trying to watch it yesterday but my Internet cut out! Grrrr!

    • Jessica says

      Thanks Helen! And yes try it out again, it’s great! Both the sauce and Orange is the New Black :) haha

  8. says

    Never seen anything like this before! Looks so great! I can imagine a few things I could dip into it.. so far goats cheese is at the top of my list! xoxo

  9. says

    Whoa, what an awesome flavour combination! I’d never heard of strawberries being used in a BBQ sauce before and now, I think I’m a little obsessed. Since it’s finally warm, that means it’s BBQ season I’m definitely going to give this a try. As for OITNB, I’m only two episodes into the first season. The Hubs isn’t watching with me so thankfully I don’t need to wait for him, but since I’m rarely home, it’s been slow going. I can’t wit to catch up – everyone tells me season 2 is incredible!

    • Jessica says

      Trust me Nancy, you’re going to love this! As for OITNB, I must warn you of temptations to put off doing your blog post until 2 am (true story) to watch episodes. We are on season 2 now and I am counting the hours until we can watch the next episode!

  10. says

    You know, I have never seen an episode of Orange is the New Black. It looks really good though and I have heard some awesome reviews about it. I have to check it out. Now GoT is my obsession. It’s what I look forward to at the end of each week haha!

    Now. Onto the sauce. I love the idea that your roasted the strawberries. Genius Jessica..simply genius. The sauce looks out of this world good and I soo want to try it! 😀

    Have a wonderful weekend.


  11. Heather says

    This sounds really, incredibly delicious! The manic dust is a sprinkle? It is separate from the sauce, right? Sorry if this is a stupid question, but since I’ve not made the recipe yet, I wanted to be sure I don’t mess it up. I can’t wait!

    • Jessica says

      Thanks Heather! Not a stupid question at all! It’s a sprinkle made separately (we made it as a seasoning for BBQ chicken) then you add a tablespoon into the sauce. It definitely heightens the sauce but you can make it without it.

    • Jessica says

      Hi Sam,

      Yes! But please bear in mind that there are no preservatives so it will not last for a long time.


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