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Momma's Legendary BBQ Sauce

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  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • Makes 1/2 (half) a pint
This awesome sauce is my mum's recipe and has always been in demand for our family BBQ's! A punchy, tangy, knock-your-socks-off sauce that is bound to have you fighting over the last drop! Goes with ANYTHING BBQ'd!!


  • 1 oz. butter
  • 2 tbsp wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp demerara sugar
  • 1 onion (roughly chopped)
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 garlic clove (crushed or finely chopped)
  • 1 tbsp English mustard
  • 1/4 (quarter) pint water or stock
  • 1 slice of lemon
  • 2 tbsp Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 tbsp tomato Ketchup


  • STEP 1
    Melt butter in a saucepan and fry onion & garlic until softened.
  • STEP 2
    Add wine vinegar, water (or stock), English mustard, demerara sugar, lemon slice, bay leaf & cayenne pepper. Bring to the boil and simmer for 15 mins.
  • STEP 3
    Stir in remaining ingredients, and season with salt & pepper. Simmer for a further 5-10 mins)
  • STEP 4
    Remove the lemon slice & bay leaf. Serve in a jug!

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