July 18, 2019

Blueberry ketchup

A finished jar of blueberry ketchup.

Jazz up your burgers, steaks, fries, and more with this homemade sweet and tangy blueberry ketchup!
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Blueberries are one of my kids' most favorite things to eat and we've been going blueberry picking with them the past few years now. They love it and we always have a lot of blueberries to eat fresh and that we freeze for eating throughout the year. We never seem to have a shortage of ways to eat them up, including in savory recipes.

I like finding new ways to incorporate fruit into savory recipes. It makes meals more interesting and also makes meals more approachable for little kids. Kids tend to like fruit and they also tend to enjoy dips, so this is a great recipe for the whole family.

This blueberry ketchup is a little thinner than a bottled ketchup, but has a lot of the same flavors like onion, allspice, ginger, vinegar, and sugar. These are common spices in tomato ketchup and are used to flavor this blueberry version.
We ate enjoyed this batch with grilled sirloin steaks and crispy oven fries. It was a really delicious compliment to both. I always enjoy fruits with meats and since the flavors are very similar to regular ketchup, it goes perfectly with potatoes. 
It's also delicious for a burger paired with some red onions and a sharp cheddar cheese or brie. Beef burgers or turkey would work well. You can also use it as a glaze on grilled chicken or pork. 

Do be careful to not cook this ketchup for too long. You don't want it to turn into a jelly-like consistency. 
Give this blueberry ketchup a try this blueberry season! 

Spoonful of finished blueberry ketchup.

Yield: 1-1/2 cups

Blueberry Ketchup

A tangy condiment perfect for steaks, burgers, fries, and more!


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • salt, to taste
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups blueberries


How to cook Blueberry Ketchup

  1. In a small pot, heat the olive oil over medium-low heat. Stir in the shallot. Cook, stirring often, until it is softened, but not brown.
  2. Stir in the ginger, allspice, black pepper, and a good pinch of salt. Cook for a minute and then add in the remaining ingredients and stir well.
  3. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cooking, stirring occasionally, until the blueberries have burst and then mixture begins to thicken and reduce a bit, about 15 minutes. Do not bring to a boil for more than a few seconds - if you boil too long or too high, it will have a more jelly like consistency.
  4. Transfer to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a heat safe jar and let cool.
  5. Refrigerate at least 3 hours before using to help thicken it up.
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I hope you give this blueberry ketchup a try! Let me know in the comments below.

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Finished jar of blueberry ketchup.

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  1. Loving all of the flavors in this! I hate ketchup...but this...this I could learn to love!!!

  2. Amy, I hd never heard of blueberry ketchup before - this looks very good and the recipe sounds absolutely fabulous! When blueberries come into full season around here, I shall give your recipe a try!

  3. I have never had a berry ketchup! Love the idea and I can't wait to try it.

  4. I so was looking forward to seeing your recipe. It does not disappoint!

  5. A very creative ketchup and is just screaming to be tried.

  6. I actually have been meaning to make burgers with blueberry ketchup on it so this needs to happen

  7. This looks so delicious. I am adding this to the must make list. I thought about trying a ketchup, but went with barbecue sauce. This looks too good!


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