Strawberry Sriracha BBQ Sauce

Strawberry Sriracha BBQ Sauce

Strawberry Sriracha BBQ Sauce is fruity with a touch of heat. It’s perfect for pork, chicken, and even fish.

A horizontal photo of a pile of pork ribs on a white plate the strawberries and bbq sauce.

Welcome to day two of berry week here in my Kudos Kitchen. The recipe for my Strawberry BBQ Sauce that I’m sharing with you today is one that was born out of necessity.

The problem of having too many strawberries in the fridge and not knowing when they’d all get eaten without them spoiling led me to this tasty brainstorm.

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**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making Strawberry Sriracha BBQ Sauce is available at the end of this post. OR you can hit the “jump to recipe” button above to be taken directly to the recipe. 

Title text image Strawberry Sriracha BBQ Sauce on a white plate with ribs and fresh strawberries

The ingredient list;

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Why this strawberry bbq sauce recipe works;

  1. It’s easy to make.
  2. It’s delicious.
  3. It’s zippy and sweet.
  4. It works on many different proteins.
  5. It stores well.
  6. People love it!

How long will the strawberry bbq sauce last in the fridge?

As long as you keep it in a jar with a tight-fitting lid, it should keep for up to 7-10 days.

Strawberry Sriracha BBQ Sauce recipe information;

This is an updated post. The original date I shared this recipe was in July of 2016. 

To be honest, this recipe has been on my mind ever since I first made this sauce because it is amazing! This time when I made it I added it to chicken and, let me tell you, it lives up to everything I said about it in the first place…and then some!

The day I made this sauce my mom was over for a visit. When I told her I was planning on making Strawberry BBQ sauce, I think she thought I was crazy.

I thought I might be crazy too, but sometimes you just have to follow your gut and take a leap of faith.

When I made this sauce, I had pork ribs on my mind. However, I’m sure this would taste equally good on grilled chicken, and even fish.

Don’t be afraid to experiment. 

A closeup horizontal photo of a small dish of strawberry bbq sauce with ribs on a white plate and fresh strawberries.

The easy instructions for making Strawberry Sriracha BBQ sauce;

  • Hull and chop 2 quarts of strawberries.
  • Place them in a saucepan with a little water.
  • Simmer on medium/low until the strawberries are soft and mushy.
Strawberry Sriracha BBQ Sauce photo tutorial.
  • Stir in the brown sugar and apple cider vinegar.
  • Simmer for an additional 15 minutes for the sauce to thicken and reduce.
Strawberry Sriracha BBQ Sauce photo tutorial.
  • Remove from heat and mash the berries lightly to still leave a bit of consistency.
  • Stir in the sriracha and cool slightly before adding it to a glass jar or bowl.
  • Cover and refrigerate for up to 10 days.
Strawberry Sriracha BBQ Sauce photo tutorial.

Title text image of ribs with strawberry sriracha bbq sauce on a white plate with fresh strawberries.

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Closeup vertical title text image of ribs with bbq sauce and strawberries.

Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today’s homemade bbq sauce.

5 from 5 votes
Sriracha BBQ Sauce with Strawberries
Fresh and Zippy Strawberry Sriracha BBQ Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Course: bbq sauce, Sauces
Keyword: strawberry bbq sauce, strawberry sriracha bbq sauce
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 401 kcal
Renee – Kudos Kitchen: Renée
  • 2 quarts fresh strawberries washed, hulled and cut into halves and quarters
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 4 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha sauce more if you like it really hot
  1. Place the cut strawberries into a medium saucepan.
  2. Add water, vinegar, brown sugar and salt.
  3. Simmer over medium heat for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the sriracha sauce to the cooked down strawberries and mash to your desired consistency.
  5. Cool the sauce and place in a jar with a tight-fitting lid.

  6. Use the sauce on beef, pork and even seafood.
  7. Keep refrigerated for up to 10 days.
Recipe Notes

Tools and equipment:

medium saucepan, wooden spoon, cutting board, paring knife, measuring spoons, jar with lid, potato masher

Nutrition Facts
Fresh and Zippy Strawberry Sriracha BBQ Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 cups)
Calories 401 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Sodium 189mg8%
Potassium 1501mg43%
Carbohydrates 96g32%
Fiber 18g75%
Sugar 69g77%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 115IU2%
Vitamin C 561.3mg680%
Calcium 171mg17%
Iron 4.1mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I sincerely hope you’ve enjoyed today’s recipe for strawberry bbq sauce as much as I’ve enjoyed bringing it to you!

A closeup vertical photo of ribs on a plate with strawberry bbq sauce in the background.

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  1. Thank you Renee. I have the same problem and will make this recipe. Thank you.

  2. I love the BBQ Sauce you made! Sweet and Spicy is the best combination!

  3. I love this idea…sweet with the savory is the best! I’m going to try it with grilled chicken this week!

  4. First of all, these pictures are gorgeous! I absolutely LOVE the flavors in this!

  5. Yum! I’ve never thought to pair sriracha with strawberries, I absolutely need to try this!

  6. Pretty sure my family would think I am crazy if I told them I was putting strawberries in BBQ sauce, but it sounds delicious and I know they would love it!

  7. What a brilliant idea for barbecue sauce! We love barbecue in the summertime, and I’ve never seen a sauce that calls for fresh strawberries… and I absolutely cannot wait to make this!

  8. I can’t get enough of strawberries these days, and it seems you are in the same predicament as me! How interesting to pair with sriracha and make a BBQ sauce. I bet it is great and I’ve got to try it, since I’m such a berry fan!!!

  9. We love BBQ sauce with strawberries, it’s so flavourful. I love that you used sriracha in this. I can just imagine the taste, sweet heat, my favourite. I also love watermelon for smoking ribs. So good.

  10. How did you know that sweet & spicy BBQ sauces are my fave?? 😉 This sounds and looks delicious!

  11. What a fun combination of flavors!! Love Sriracha, I’ve mixed it with grape jelly before, which was actually a really good spicy, sweet combo. But this recipe sounds so much better!!

  12. What a flavor combo! I don’t think I’d ever think to make a strawberry BBQ sauce. I wonder if I can sneak this by my husband who hates strawberries??? I love the stemware! Those chocolate covered strawberries are so cute!!

    • Thank you so much, Karyn. I’m glad you like the glassware.
      Regarding the BBQ sauce; since the strawberries cook down, their flavor is a bit milder than eating a whole, fresh berry. I’m still not sure if your husband would appreciate the flavor since he’s not a strawberry lover 😉

  13. 5 stars
    Fabulous on grilled chicken!

  14. 5 stars
    It is strawberry season…what a great recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  15. 5 stars
    I love anything with strawberries and this recipe was so delicious. We will definitely make it again!

  16. Jessica Formicola

    5 stars
    I’ve made this sauce multiple times and it’s SO delicious! It has the perfect combination of spicy and sweet!

  17. 5 stars
    This sauce turned out awesome! It was the perfect amount of heat and sweet!

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