Spicy barbecue sauce

    35 min

    The great thing about making your own bbq sauce is that you can control the amount of sugar and spice that's added compared to buying a bottle in the supermarket. This is a sugar-free, homemade bbq sauce that packs a punch. Try it and see what you think, then adjust to your own taste.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 250ml beef stock
    • 170g tomato puree
    • 1 shallot, minced
    • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
    • 1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Mix beef stock, tomato puree, shallot, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, apple cider vinegar, avocado oil, cumin, cayenne pepper, black pepper, horseradish, red pepper flakes and salt in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, stirring until mixture is well combined. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until slightly thickened, 15 to 20 minutes, stirring frequently.


    If you aren't in a hurry and have at least another 25 to 35 minutes, add an extra 120ml of beef stock to the mixture at the beginning, then simmer 25 to 35 minutes or until the desired consistency is achieved.

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    Now that is some kick and a punch or two! Definitely add the horseradish, cayenne and pepper flakes 1/4 tsp at a time. I had to use olive oil. Nonetheless, this is a very flavourful sauce. I used it as a dipping sauce and liked it. It was too spicy for the kids, so had to tone it down by adding more broth and then followed the directions in the notes to cook it down more. Definitely worth using on a chicken or beef before cooking and use this to baste while cooking. Thanks sammyc14 for this bold recipe!  -  28 Mar 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very good sauce but doesn't taste like BBQ. You may need to add honey or something sweet to get the BBQ effect. Either way, its a very good sauce.  -  23 Sep 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I decided this doesn't taste a lot like typical barbecue sauce, but maybe a little more like chili sauce. I added Smoked Paprika to give it more of a smoky flavor, and I went a bit lighter on the red pepper flakes as some of the reviewers suggested and it came out great. After storing it in a mason jar in the fridge overnight, the flavors blended even better and the heat calmed down a bit. I use it to top off meatloaf, on burgers, with chicken, and even in a salad dressing (combine with 2 parts paleo mayo, 1/2 lemon juiced, and 1 part BBQ sauce for creamy Russian dressing)!  -  26 Apr 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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