Secret Ingredient BBQ Sauce

Secret Ingredient BBQ Sauce


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About this recipe: This is a fabulous sweet and spicy barbecue sauce with a secret ingredient - cola. You can use any kind of cola in this recipe, just don't use diet cola. It makes the sauce bitter. Enjoy throughout the BBQ season!


Serves: 48 

  • 250ml Coca-Cola, or similar cola
  • 250ml passata
  • 170g tomato puree
  • 50g butter
  • 60ml Worcestershire sauce
  • 110g dark brown soft sugar
  • 175g treacle
  • 60ml cider vinegar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons steak sauce
  • 1 tablespoon prepared English mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried savoury
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

  1. In a large saucepan, mix together all ingredients, and stir to blend. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon.

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