Barbecue sauce

Barbecue sauce

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(43 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins - 25 mins

Easy

Makes 450ml/16fl oz

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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 tomatoes
    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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laggy1
16th May, 2010
5.05
this is great for a bbq my children love it on any meat
lisel1969
17th Apr, 2010
5.05
This is a great, versatile sauce. I use it as a dip and also to coat all kinds of meat and it's never let me down
susan6780
21st Oct, 2009
5.05
i used dark brown sugar as i didn't know what kind of brown sugar to use,and added a sprinkle of chilli powder for a kick,but the sauce came out fantastic! everyone loved it! fantastic sauce!! i won't buy bbq sauce again!
berniash
10th Oct, 2009
made it as recipe and agree it was too sweet but as I was serving it with baked ham it was ok. will def make it again but use less sugar, very tasty
emmarobinson
24th Aug, 2009
4.05
Far tastier than shop bought and really easy to make.
heidi_weig
6th Aug, 2009
3.05
Way way way too sweet for my taste. I think half the sugar would be more than enough. I the juice of a whole lime and some more vinegar, and still found it too sweet. Aside from that, though it's a great sauce. I added smoked paprika!
anngully
23rd Jul, 2009
4.05
oops forgat rating!!!!
anngully
23rd Jul, 2009
4.05
This was yummy. Didnt have any worcester sauce so used soy sauce, we really like spicy food so added a red scotch bonnet chilli. Will definately use this again.
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babswilkes
5th May, 2009
5.05
This is a great sauce served hot or cold, you can tweak it by adding chilly it will be a staple from now on
nicpritchard
8th Sep, 2008
5.05
Simply yummy!

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