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Spoonful of cranberry BBQ sauce resting on top of a glass mason jar of cranberry BBQ sauce.
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Cranberry BBQ Sauce

This Cranberry BBQ Sauce is a sweet and savory sauce that is perfect for your holiday turkey, smoky meatballs, or a rack of ribs. Made with only four ingredients, it'll be the easiest BBQ sauce you'll ever make!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Keyword: Cranberry BBQ Sauce
Servings: 16
Author: Susie Bulloch (heygrillhey.com)


  • 2 cups Everything Sauce or your favorite ketchup-based BBQ sauce
  • 1 cup cranberry sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Signature Sweet Rub
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves


  • Make the cranberry BBQ sauce. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Whisk over medium heat until the sauce comes to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Serve and store. Remove the sauce from the heat and serve with smoked turkey, meatballs, or slathered on a rack of ribs. This sauce can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.



Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 373mg | Potassium: 94mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 112IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg