One of my favorite ways to enjoy huckleberries is in barbecue sauce.
If you have never had Huckleberry BBQ sauce, you are missing a wonderful combination of sweet and savory sauces for beef, pork or chicken.
First time I had huckleberry barbecue sauce was in a meatball dish. The gal cooked the meatballs ahead of time; then added them with a bottle of sauce into a crockpot and cooked it awhile longer. Oh my goodness, it was delicious!
Most Huckleberry BBQ Sauces make great dipping sauces for chips, veggies or meat strips; as a marinade sauce (or with meatballs!); in baked beans or lentils; on your homemade pizzas; as a spread for your cold meat sandwiches; mixed in your specialty salads; in soup or stew or chili …. and I have mixed huckleberry barbecue sauce into vegetables as a sweet sour style flavor.
Several different Huckleberry Barbecue sauces are produced around the Rocky Mountain region — where most huckleberries are harvested.
Here are some of my favorites:
Gem Berry’s Huckleberry BBQ Sauce: Made in the Sandpoint, Idaho area, this is my very favorite sauce (and the one used in the meatball dish described above). This thick style sauce is very flavorful with a mix of tomato sauces, pastes and purees along with huckleberries, blueberries, brown sugar, vinegar, onion and spices.
Dorothy’s Wild Huckleberry BBQ Sauce Marinade: A thinner sauce, made in the Boise, Idaho area, is great for marinading your meats and fish before you cook. This sauce contains many of the same ingredients along with chile and onion powder, paprika, molasses and grilling flavor.
Huckleberry Haven Huckleberry BBQ Sauce from our friends, over the border in Montana.