Barbecue sauce

Barbecue sauce

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(27 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins - 25 mins


Makes 450ml/16fl oz
Learn how to make superb barbecue sauce and wow your barbie guests - it's incredibly moreish

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal19
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs4g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre0g
  • protein0g
  • salt0.06g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 onion, finely chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 400g can chopped tomato



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 85g brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp malt vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée


  1. Heat oil in a saucepan and add the onion. Cook over a gentle heat 4-5 mins, until softened. Add remaining ingredients, season and mix. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20-30 mins, until thickened. For a smooth sauce, simply whizz the mixture in a food processor or with a hand blender for a few seconds.

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Comments (44)

orbvalley's picture

Mmmmmm! Tasted far too sweet when it finished simmering, but covered a chicken in it anyway and bbq-d it - delicous!!

claireaitch's picture

Really easy to make and it tastes fantastic. I used it to coat chicken and ribs and my husband used it as a dip for his Doritos! As I had blended it I put some fromage frais through it and made it into a smoother dip and it was delicious!

homemadesoup's picture

So easy. Freezes well. Great sauce for burgers and sausages.

ironside83's picture

Really easy and really tasty, i will never buy BBQ sauce again.


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