I posted this recipe in the rose hip thread but thought it might as well deserve it's own so more folks can take a look. Please add your own favorite recipes for us too try out too
Grandma's Berry Meat & Fish Ketchup Sauce
This recipe for berry meat sauce works well with rose hips, bog, high or lowbush cranberries.
The sauce is so versatile, you can use it on just about everything...dipping, basting, marinades, salad dressings, over cooked vegetables/potatoes. The possibilities are endless.
Cook together until soft about 4 pounds berries and 2 cups water (perhaps a little more water if the rose hips are older and more dried out).
Rub and strain through a sieve then add the following:
1 cup vinegar (more or less to taste, some similar recipes call for up to 2 cups vinegar)
2 cups white sugar
2 cups dark brown sugar
1 tablespoon each ground cloves, cimmanom, allspice, and salt
1 teaspoon black or red pepper
add some chopped onions and green or red bell peppers
Boil until desired thickness (I make it thinner as it will thicken more upon cooling)
For long term storage, Pour into sterilized jars and seal.
It keeps quite a while in jars in the fridge without doing the whole boiling water bath sealing method.
For a more BBQ flavor simply play around with your spices...add instead- less vinegar, then add chili powder, cajun spice, a little prepared mustard or dry mustard powder and a little garlic.