For me finding inspiration isn't difficult when it comes to new recipes to help Troy, my husband, infuse flavor into his barbecuing. He loves to add rubs, dry or wet, to his meats or chicken, and any new sauce will get him excited about "cooking outdoors". I came across the Driscols site which is a farm that sells "all things berry". They have a recipe tab and a picture of a Blackberry Chipotle Glaze next to some pork ribs and that caught my eye. The Glaze seemed like a very easy recipe but a bit short on the acidity. With a bit of adaptation to the balsamic vinegar the glaze is an amazing addition to my canning pantry. Next time I make it I will add more chipotle peppers since it was mild but still had the smoky flavor. I am looking forward to Troy making some amazing pork ribs with this glaze over the summer!
Blackberry Chipotle Glaze
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 cup diced onion
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped chipotle chilies in adobo, seeds removed
3 packages (6 ounces each) Driscoll's Blackberries (I used 5 cups frozen - thawed and drained)
3/4 cups balsamic vinegar
1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat and cook onions 4 minutes or until soft.
Add garlic and cook 1
Ladle into 2 half pint sterilized jars leaving 1/4 headspace. Wipe rims with a wet papertowel and add hot lids/rings. Process in water bath for 15 minutes at a full boil.