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

I have a new obsession and its name is Orange is The New Black. I put up a picture of me watching it on Instagram and I got so much 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 identify what the hype is about.

It didn’t take very long into the first episode to love it, and I  have been loving it 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 made a pledge in blood made a promise 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 serves strawberry barbecue sauce and I have been 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 gave it a huge thumbs up. 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 for use on pretty much anything – or you can do like me and just eat it with a spoon.


Roasted Strawberry Barbecue Sauce

P.S. Here are some of the items I used to make this recipe if you’d like to use them too:



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Roasted Strawberry Barbecue Sauce

Roasted Strawberry Barbecue Sauce

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Serves: 2 servings
Category: Jams, Sauces, Dips & Spreads
Roasted Strawberries:
  • 1 1/2 cups strawberries, cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
Magic Dust:
  • 1/2 cup paprika
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons mustard powder
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1/4 cup ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup granulated garlic
  • 2 tablespoons cayenne powder (or less to taste)
Barbecue Sauce:
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon magic dust
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Hot sauce (such as Tabasco) to taste
Roasted Strawberries
  • Preheat oven to 375 ° F/ 190° C. Line a cookie sheet with foil paper, lightly greased with oil.
  • Toss the strawberries with sugar in a bowl, then place on the cookie sheet. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes. Remove and let cool.
Barbecue Sauce
  • Make the magic dust first by combining all of the ingredients in a container than shaking to combine them.
  • 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. Remove from heat.
  • Using an immersion blender, add the roasted strawberries and blend until incorporated. 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. The bbq sauce can be stored in your fridge for 7-10 days in a jar or sealed tupperware container.

Tags: Dairy Free, Egg Free, Fall, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Spring, strawberries, Summer, Vegan, Vegetarian Dairy Free, Egg Free, Fall, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Spring, strawberries, Summer, Vegan, Vegetarian
by Jessica

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  1. Great photos! I have been thinking about blending some peaches in to my homemade BBQ sauce, but didn’t think to do it with strawberries. Good idea!

  2. 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!

  3. Love, love, love this sauce! What a fabulous idea to put strawberries into barbecue sauce. Sound amazing!

  4. Joanne 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.

    • Jessica says:

      Haha thanks Joanne! Yeah, I can see how your opposite problem poses even more of an issue! Ugh!

  5. This sounds incredible. I love the idea of adding roasted strawberry to your sauces. I bet it gives it a terrific flavor.

  6. 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!

  7. marcie 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!

  8. Pam says:

    O.I.T.N.B. is one of my very favorite shows… it’s so good! Thie bbq sauce also has me drooling – what a great idea!

  9. This BBQ sauce is to die for, LLLLLOOOOOOVEEEE it and the idea!! Count me in! The pics are also gorgeous! You are amazing Jessica!!

    • Jessica says:

      Aww thanks Sophia! Knowing you, you could add bourbon or beer!

  10. 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!

  11. I totally get your obsession with Orange is the new black, I’ve just watched a whole second season. So good. And recipe is something for me.

  12. Now this is just brilliant! who knew we can have strawberry barbecue sauce?!! Amazing!

  13. I think I am in love with this barbecue sauce! Love using fruits in sauces. The whole sweet and spicy thing is fabulous. My whole family watches Orange is the New Black. I haven’t caved. Yet.

  14. Wow, I read the title and just had to know how you make this sauce. This sounds absolutely amazing! I’m thinking this would be fantastic on some smoked chicken 😀 Pinning!

  15. Kelly says:

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

  16. ela@GrayApron says:

    What a great idea…sweet, sour, rich and summery. You are good, Jessica..

    ela h.

  17. I am completely addicted to orange is the new black to and I am glad to see that it is not just me. I reckon I could get addicted to this sauce too.

  18. 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

  19. Tahnycooks says:

    Must.Make.This.Recipe! Love the pic’s too!

  20. I LOVE BBQ sauce – this looks awesome! I’ve made blueberry BBQ sauce before but never strawberry. Such a good idea!

  21. I love you’ve added strawberry to your sauce. My month is watering 😉

  22. Wow, strawberry BBQ sauce! Must try this weekend

  23. Johlene 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

  24. 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!

  25. Ashley says:

    Homemade barbecue sauce is the best but with roasted strawberries??? Sign me up! This sounds finger-lickin’ good!

  26. Liz says:

    I need to jump on the roasted strawberry bandwagon!! I bet they add a terrific nuance to this lovely BBQ sauce!

  27. Simi Jois says:

    This is super creative ! I just love the idea of using strawberry for bbq sauce. I love the blog, beautiful space.

    • Jessica says:

      Thank you so much Simi for your kind words about my blog and recipe! 🙂

  28. Well, doesn’t this sound sweet & savory! YUM!

  29. Tammy 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.


    • Jessica says:

      Thank you Tammy! And I can’t believe Sunday is GoT’s last episode of the season!

  30. 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.

  31. siobhan Robbins says:

    Hi, this recipe sounds delicious! !! Could I use honey and maple syrup instead of sugar?

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Siobhan,

      You probably can but I’ve never used it before! I would just add it to taste.

  32. Sam says:

    do you think this can be canned so I can make a big batch at one time?

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Sam,

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

  33. Tiffany says:

    This is the 2md time I’ve made this recipe. I don’t like spicy, so I omit the chili powder, cayenne pepper and hot sauce. I also add 3-4 Tbl to taste of the magic dust instead of two. It always comes out great. Thanks for sharing this recipe. My family loves it!

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Tiffany,

      I’m so happy to hear this!!! You’re so very welcome and thanks for your feedback!!

  34. Sue says:

    I’ve just made this BBQ sauce, using the “Homemade Ketchup” on your website. Just wonderful. I love the Magic Dust. Thanks so much for these recipes. They will become a staple in my kitchen❤️

    • Jessica says:

      Hi Sue,

      Yay – I’m so happy to hear that! Thanks so much for sharing that with me and enjoy!! <3

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