Plum BBQ Sauce is the star of this meal. Sweet and just a little spicy it’s tangy, tasty, easy to make and perfect with pork, chicken, fish or seafood!
This post has been updated from September 5, 2016 on July 4, 2019 to improve reader experience.
Plumb BBQ Sauce
Are you planning a cookout this week?. I know we’ve been doing a ton of grilling!
If you are too, I have the perfect easy and deliciously tasty sauce for you to mop all over your grilling goodies, Plumb BBQ Sauce!
I find when I’m working with food, I will cook what’s in season (that’s good!) but then because I’m focusing on that one ingredient, I present several recipes using that ingredient.
Bad? Not sure – you guys tell me! If you get tired of something, don’t be afraid to let me know ok? I think earlier this season I must have posted 4 recipes using corn, then strawberries, etc.
Now I’ve moved onto sweet bell peppers. You know the ones you buy at the store in a bag and there’s 12-15 in a bag? It’s kinda hard to use them all up, but I hate throwing food away.
Here’s what I always say….it can go to waist…but not to waste! 😀 I’ve put the bell peppers in salads, made sweet pickled peppers and I’m working on an amazing appetizer too. Yum!!
Plum BBQ Sauce Recipe
Along with those peppers came a pile of plums. They were plump and so sweet. I got a large bag of them at the farmers market and decided to make sauce with them.
You’ll love this recipe – it’s not your ordinary sauce! AND it’s 100 times better than what you get in a bottle.
Using ordinary ingredients that you have on hand, this comes together in a snap! No need to heat up the house either, you can cook it right on the grill.
Grocery list for BBQ Sauce
- brown sugar
- apple cider vinegar
- Worcestershire sauce
- red pepper flakes
- garlic powder
Grilled Veggie Kabobs
I wanted to make kabobs with just peppers….but there wasn’t quite enough so I was I added some zucchini and red onion., but of
The true star of this blog is the Plum BBQ Sauce. Sweet and just a little spicy it’s perfect for an easy kabob!
Plum Barbecue Sauce
Not at all, peeling the plums is not necessary. Just remove the pits and give the plums a rough chop.
Absolutely! Actually, you can use almost any fruit! I would recommend peaches, nectarines or apricots. Strawberries or even blackberries would also be delicious!
If you do substitute another fruit like peaches, nectarines or apricots I wouldn’t worry about peeling those either.
Many barbecue sauces are tomato based and get their tangy from vinegar and spices
Because many are loaded with sugar and preservatives they sure can be. Making your own sauce helps you control the ingredients.
Steps to make Plum Sauce
- Clean the plum, slice in half remove the pit.
- Give them a rough chop.
- Add the plums and remaining ingredients to a blender and process until smooth.
- Pour into a small skillet or pan and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes stirring frequently to avoid burning.
It is so delicious and super simple! All of the ingredients went into the blender and it was processed until smooth and then poured it into a small
While the kabobs grilled, I basted them with the sauce. The sauce bubbled away cooked and reduced. I kept stirring it while it was bubbly and hot. (Of course if you don’t want to use the grill you can certainly reduce the sauce on the stove top, it would only take about 10 minutes.)
What grills up great with this sauce?
Tri Tip– slather it on at the end – so tasty!
- Lamb Chops would be perfect!
- Shrimp Kabobs – sweet shrimp and this sweet, tangy sauce? YUM!
- Chicken Kabobs – delicious!
Side Dishes to pair with this meal!
If you’re grilling up a protein, I’d recommend some Corn on the Cob and a great pasta salad, like my Bow Tie Pasta Salt, Macaroni Pasta Salad or Southern Style Ham Pasta Salad – wouldn’t that be delicious?
See it just bubbling away?
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- You’ll need a great knife for all of this slicing and dicing! Click here for the knives I use and recommend.
- Here’s an affordable set of cutting boards for the kitchen.
- That cactus kabob holder is pretty cool, huh? Here’s the link to purchase one! Cactus Kabob Holder
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Homemade Plum BBQ Sauce
- 1 cup chopped plums 2-3 plums depending upon the size
- 1/3 cup catsup
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce or soy sauce vegan
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- Veggies of choice for the kabob
- There is no need to peel the plums. Add all of the ingredients to your blender or food processor. Process until smooth.
- If reducing on the grill, pour into a small cast iron skillet and reduce the sauce. You’ll need to stir it frequently so it doesn’t burn. If reducing on the stove, place in a small sauce pan over medium heat and reduce stirring frequently. This takes about 10 minutes, either on the grill or stovetop.
- Choose your veggies and prepare the skewers. After cleaning the vegetables, thread them onto the skewer, brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Grill about 3 minutes each side, mop with sauce, flip & repeat until the vegetables are cooked.