Sweet honey BBQ sauce

    15 min

    Don't be put off by the long list of ingredients, the resulting sauce is absolutely fabulous. Use as a marinade, basting sauce or dip. Perfect with chicken wings or ribs.

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    Serves: 16 

    • 350g honey
    • 4 tablespoons treacle
    • 3 tablespoons ketchup
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt
    • 1 tablespoon meat tenderiser
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1/4 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
    • 4 tablespoons steak sauce
    • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 tablespoon mustard
    • 330g dark brown soft sugar

    Prep:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. In a medium bowl, stir together the honey, treacle, ketchup, cinnamon, paprika, ginger, seasoned salt, meat tenderiser, ground black pepper, salt, oregano, garlic, steak sauce, Worcestershire sauce, mustard and dark brown soft sugar until well blended.
    2. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

    Meat tenderiser

    Can be purchased online.

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    Reviews in English (83)


    Since I am the originator of this sauce, I thought I would add a few things that I ahve changed. The amount of ketchup I now use is about 1 cup. I only use about 3/4 cup brown sugar now, an dno molasses. I have also added finely chopped onions. When it needs a bit of kick I add jalepenos chopped very fine. This is to your own taste. (I have a friend that adds several, including all the seeds. He LOVES hot foods.) Thank you for all of your reviews. I have found each one helpful.  -  02 Oct 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    We needed a sauce for our baby back ribs and gave this one a shot. There are a lot of ingredients you need for this recipe, but it is well worth the effort! It is incredibly delicious and people just can't get enough of it! We marinade half a rack of ribs with the marinade in tightly wrapped foil packets overnight, then pop them in the oven for two and a half hours at 300 degrees. The meat falls off the bone! We save some of the sauce and spread it on the ribs after they cook in the oven and put them on the grill for 5 minutes or so, just to carmelize and crunch up the outside a little. Unbelievable!! Give it a shot! ;D  -  02 Dec 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe is great. My family loves it. However, I would recommend skipping the brown sugar since the 1 cup of honey the recipe called for was enough sweetness. Also, use fresh grated ginger instead. Very easy to do and tastes delicious  -  31 Dec 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)