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Grilled Cajun Blueberry BBQ Ribs

These Grilled Cajun Blueberry BBQ Ribs are rubbed with Cajun seasoning, slow cooked, and topped with an easy to make blueberry BBQ sauce.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 30 mins
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 Serve
Calories: 1410kcal
Author: Bernadette Martin


  • 4 ½ pounds 1 package Smithfield Extra Tender St. Louis Style, Baby Back, or Spare Ribs, cut into thirds
  • 2 tablespoons of your favorite store-bought or homemade Cajun seasoning
  • 2 pints fresh blueberries washed and picked through for stems
  • 18 ounce bottle KC Masterpiece Sweet Honey & Molasses Barbecue Sauce
  • ½ cup no pulp orange juice


  • Remove the ribs from the package, and cut into thirds. Allow to come to room temperature for ½ hour. You can start your coal grill at this time so the coals get hot, either placing the coals in the smoker compartment or on one side of the grill.
  • Prepare the sauce; In a food processor or blender combine the blueberries and orange juice. Process until smooth. Add the barbecue sauce and process again until fully mixed. Refrigerate until needed. This makes about 5 cups of sauce. Reserve about 2 ½ cups for use here. Freeze leftover sauce for up to 3 months or refrigerate for up to 1 week.
  • Rub the ribs with the Cajun seasoning and place on the preheated grill. Cover and cook for one hour without opening the lid. After one hour, uncover and turn the ribs, cover again. If using the smoker compartment method, add more coals if needed to maintain a temperature of between 250-325 degrees F. Cook for one more hour without opening the grill, then turn again. Repeat until the ribs reach 165 degrees.
  • Stir the BBQ sauce well, baste one side of the ribs with a liberal amount of sauce. Cover and cook for about 20 minutes, turn and baste the other side, cover again and cook for 20 minutes more or until the ribs reach 180 degrees.


BBQ sauce will gel upon refrigeration, stir well before using. All grills are different, and your ribs may take more or less time to fully cook. Check the temperature of your ribs after the first two hours.


Calories: 1410kcal | Carbohydrates: 110g | Protein: 59g | Fat: 82g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Cholesterol: 276mg | Sodium: 2159mg | Potassium: 296mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 83g | Vitamin A: 3000IU | Vitamin C: 78.6mg | Calcium: 199mg | Iron: 6.9mg