Sweet and Tangy BBQ Sauce

    50 min

    A great thick sauce for coating spare ribs and barbecued or grilled chicken!

    74 people made this

    Serves: 24 

    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 1 small onion, minced
    • 475ml ketchup
    • 120ml cider vinegar
    • 4 tablespoons water
    • 120ml apple juice
    • 4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
    • 2 tablespoons dark soft brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons treacle
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • 2 teaspoons mustard powder
    • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
    • 1 teaspoon garlic granules
    • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Melt the butter in saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion, and cook for five minutes until softened.
    2. Mix in the remaining ingredients and allow the mixture come to the boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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    This is an excellent recipe! I used it on pork, turkey,chicken and it was great! My wife did not like the tang so I made a batch and left out the pepper. Tastes better than any jar bbq sauce I have purchased. I enter bbq contests and this will definately be the sauce I use!  -  02 Oct 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is definitely the best Allrecipes BBQ sauce I've tried - and there are some excellent ones on this site! As a previous reviewer suggested, I double the apple juice and omit the water. I also use fresh garlic. Pour this sauce over chicken legs and cook on "low" in the slow cooker for 8 hours for the best BBQ chicken ever!  -  30 Aug 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Used this in place of bottled sauce in Freak'n Good Ribs. Everyone just devoured them. Not too hot, not too sweet.  -  07 Aug 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)