Disclosure: This post is in collaboration with Honest Cooking and the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council.
I love holiday food. REALLY, REALLY LOVE. But one thing I miss among the fall and winter flavors that usually come with the holidays is the light and bright flavor of typically 'summer' fruit. Except it doesn't have to feel that way. You can do both warm and seasonal with berries. In this healthy and fast BBQ Blueberry Baked Beans recipe I wanted to share the most perfect side dish to go with your leftover holiday turkey sandwiches that always get made for lunch the next day. Is it going too far to say I love a good turkey sandwich the day after a holiday more than the holiday food itself?
Highbush blueberries are way more versatile than they usually get credit for (pie, scones, muffins). They're a great rub, stuffing, cocktail among other things but however you use them, they add a boost of health and major flavor to any dish. Many baked bean side dishes take ton of time and effort and are packed with sugar. I used blueberries in this recipe as a partial swap to bring sweetness but also a bright flavor to cut through something that tastes like a heavier BBQ dish.
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