Roasted Strawberry Barbecue Sauce

By Jessica Hylton - - Updated

This Homemade Roasted Strawberry Barbecue Sauce will be the perfect addition to your bbqs full of a rich, smoky and delicious flavour! Barbecue sauce in a glass jar with a spoon.

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.

Top down shot of 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.


Side shot of roasted strawberry barbecue sauce in a glass jar.

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

Homemade strawberry jam in a glass jar.


Side shot of BBQ sauce in a glass jar.

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! 
by: Jessica in the Kitchen
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Course Jams, Sauces, Dips & Spreads, Sauces
Cuisine American

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.


Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5839mg | Potassium: 1279mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 8605IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 221mg | Iron: 13mg

Disclaimer: Although attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, kindly note that these are only estimates. Nutritional information may be affected based on the product type, the brand that was purchased, and in other unforeseeable ways. will not be held liable for any loss or damage resulting for your reliance on nutritional information. If you need to follow a specific caloric regimen, please consult your doctor first.

by Jessica

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!!

  4. 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

  5. Jenny Darmody says:

    I just made a mini batch of this in anticipation of black bean burgers later and the sauce tastes amazing! I mainly made a small amount because I only had half a cup of ketchup so I guessed a lot of the other measurements but it’s still incredible!

  6. Karen says:

    5 stars
    This is THE best barbecue sauce. My husband and kids love to put it on everything. We have mixed it with Mayo and etc to make dips for different things. So good and so versatile

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