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Homemade BBQ sauce

Published: July 12, 2021 at 10:50 am
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Makes 1.5L

This sweet and tangy homemade BBQ sauce can be served with burgers and sausages or used to glaze ribs and barbecued chicken

  • Vegan
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Try our homemade BBQ sauce, then check out our BBQ side dishes. For more delicious dips, try our perfect guacamole, hummus, aïoli and blue cheese dip.

Ingredients

  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 3 tbsp groundnut oil
  • 400ml passata
  • 3 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes
  • 200ml white wine vinegar
  • 4 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 15 twists of a grinder black peppercorns
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp mild chilli powder
  • 6 cloves, ground
  • 1 tbsp black treacle
  • 200ml orange juice
  • 4 tbsp Dijon mustard

Method

  • STEP 1

    Cook the onions in the oil for 10-15 minutes or until softened and golden. Add all the remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, then reduce to the lowest heat and simmer, uncovered, for 2 hours. Blend with a stick blender and store in sterilised jars in the fridge for 2-3 weeks. Use as a condiment or brush onto chicken or ribs for the final 5 minutes of cooking for a spicy glaze.

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