Blackberry barbeque sauce
Would this recipe be safe to can? Blackberry Barbecue Sauce Makes 1 cup 2 cups (10 ounces) fresh blackberries 1/4 cup ketchup 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons honey 1 heaping tablespoon fresh ginger, minced A few grinds of black pepper A few shakes of crushed red chile peppers (optional) Combine all the ingredients in medium-sized sauce pan, stir and bring to a boil. Stir and lower the heat to a simmer. Let the sauce simmer for about 15 minutes, gently crushing the berries with the back of a wooden spoon and stirring to make sure it doesn’t stick. When the mixture has thickened, remove from the heat and let cool. The sauce will keep in a covered jar in the fridge for 2 weeks. Brush it on chicken or beef before grilling. Reserve some additional sauce to brush on just before serving, if desired.
You could safety freeze your BBQ sauce. For canned products, it's important to use recipes which have been tested for safety. You can find recipes (USDA/University of GA) on the National Center for Home Food Preservation website. Please do not can your BBQ sauce. So many things can affect the processing temperatures necessary to destroy pathogens and ensure shelf stable safety of canned products. Freezing would be fine though. You could use zip lock bags, label and free flat to save space.