Award Winning BBQ Sauce

    1 hour 20 min

    This sauce is simply perfect. It's thick, spicy, smoky and packed full of flavour. It's base ingredients are tomato ketchup and black treacle. Use as a marinade, basting sauce or a dip.

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    Makes: 850 g approximately

    • 250g ketchup
    • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    • 350g treacle
    • 2 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
    • 4 tablespoon chopped onion
    • 1 tablespoon garlic granules
    • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 150ml tomato juice
    • 2 tablespoons liquid smoke flavouring

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. In a liquidiser or food processor, combine the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, treacle, dark brown soft sugar, onion, garlic granules, ground black pepper, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, tomato juice and liquid smoke flavouring. Puree until smooth and transfer to a saucepan.
    2. Place saucepan on the stove over medium heat. Bring mixture to the boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for about 1 hour or to desired thickness.

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    Instead of using garlic powder, I used fresh minced garlic. I sauteed the onion and garlic in a little butter before adding the remaining ingredients. This was a nice sauce but it seems to be missing something and even after simmering, it was a little thin........VERY easy to make.  -  17 Jul 2012  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was a easy and great tasting recipe. I actually made ribs with it. I just made this sauce and applied it to the ribs, wrapped them in foil and baked 300 for 2 1/2 hours. Then took the extra sauce over to my friend's house and put them on the bbq and put on the extra sauce. They came off the grill and dinner wasn't quite ready and the ribs were gone before the rest of the meal was on the table. There were bones everywhere and everyone wanted this recipe. I hadn't brought the recipe but told them where they could find it. It was spicy but the kids ate them without any problems.  -  31 Jul 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    YUM!!! I was feeling lazy when I made this so I dumped it all in the crock pot (minus the tomato sauce and onions); threw in 2 frozen boneless, skinless chicken breasts and cooked on low for about 6 hours. Very good! Sauce did not penetrate chicken much but there was a lot of flavor in sauce and chicken was tender. I'll make again.  -  23 Aug 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)