Fresh Cranberry Barbecue Sauce

Barbecue sauce is so good as dip for chicken nuggets (my kids loves it for her nuggets), to baste on your grilled pork or chicken and anything else you love barbecue sauce on. Would you think barbecue sauce made with cranberries is so delicious??

We always think of cranberries as a co-star. A side you plop on your plate just because. But cranberries are so versatile and can transform common foods and brings a bright and unexpected flavor! 

This fresh cranberry barbecue sauce is so good and so easy to make. All you have to do is to put everything in a slow cooker to get all the flavors to come together, get all the cranberries popping and becoming a thick, delicious barbecue sauce that all your friends and family will be asking you for the recipe for. 

After 4 hours in the slow cooker, if you're having a big party for game day or the holidays, it's a great time to smash the cranberries and add in your chicken or pork ribs. My mouth is watering!

Fresh Cranberry Barbecue Sauce

  • 3, 12 oz bags fresh cranberries
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 chicken or vegetable bouillon cube
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh cracked pepper
  • 2 slices fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried mustard
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Place all the ingredients in a the slow cooker and stir. 

Cook in the slow cooker for 4 hours on medium heat. After 4 hours, smash the cranberries with a wooden spoon. Taste for seasoning. Cook on low for 2 more hours. 


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