Barbecue sauce

Barbecue sauce

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(32 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins - 25 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

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

  • 1 onion, finely chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

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

  • 400g can chopped tomato
    Tomato

    Tomato

    toe-mart-oh

    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

Method

  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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lyndabynda
31st Mar, 2012
Hi can anybody tell me how long this sauce would keep for in the fridge? Thanks
narayan
6th Oct, 2011
85g of sugar, no wonder it's bloody morish!!
pamela_scotland
2nd Oct, 2011
Absolutely delicious! I wouldn't put all the sugar in, we took the advice from people on here who had made it before and only put in 3/4 of the sugar and it was still really sweet. Going to try with half the sugar again tonight....yummy!!
madwumin
10th Aug, 2011
3.05
Well - used the sauce in last nights dinner and I was very disappointed. The sauce was not barbecue at all just seemed like a spicy tomato sauce - my husband LOVED it and agreed that it didnt look or taste like barbecue sauce, but it was still one of the most tastiest sauces he has ever had!
madwumin
9th Aug, 2011
3.05
Not ready to rate this recipe as I havent actually tried it with a meal yet - but I made it in advance and instead of plain brown sugar I only had light muscavado. I read all the comments as I always do and used less sugar, added chilli and tabasco - the colour looks bright red and it tastes highly of tomato puree. I think it would be better as a spicy sauce added to plain pasta but am gonna coat some pork steaks in it for dinner tonight and let you know how it goes :)
suedowlen
21st Jul, 2011
5.05
Always goes down a treat in our house!
d41d0y
26th Jun, 2011
5.05
Delicious! Marinated some chicken fillets for the grill and froze the rest!
mrsp1971
3rd Jun, 2011
4.05
Great sauce, added less sugar (around 60g) so it wasn't too sweet. Also added chilli flakes and paprika to spice it up a little.
cheftara
1st Aug, 2010
4.05
Made this for a BBQ- very nice. Used chicken on the bone without skin. Left on overnight & scored the chicken. The sauce tenderised the meat. Although not recommended when not cooked- too sweet.
viewparkchippy
28th Jul, 2010
Tried it this morning. A little sweet. Suggest a tbs of brown sugar. Good recipe though and can be acceptable to blend other ingredients to suit a variety of tastes. Excellent.

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