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
by Jessica

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

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

  3. 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

  4. 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!

  5. Ashley says:

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

  6. Liz says:

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

  7. 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! 🙂

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

  9. 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!

  10. 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.


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