West Indies Guava Barbecue Sauce

    45 min

    This BBQ sauce has a great island flavour -- not like jerk sauce but still slightly spicy. Use as you would your favourite BBQ sauce -- great on ribs, chicken, chops, more.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1 guava - peeled, seeded and chopped
    • 400g passata
    • 150g tomato puree
    • 125ml water
    • 4 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
    • 2 tablespoons liquid smoke flavouring
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 tablespoon habanero hot sauce
    • 1 teaspoon treacle
    • 1 tablespoon garlic granules
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. In a large saucepan over low heat, stir together the guava, passata, tomato paste, water and brown sugar until well blended. Stir in liquid smoke, fresh lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, habanero sauce and treacle. Season with garlic granules, salt and black pepper. Cover, and cook 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened.


    Find liquid smoke flavouring online or in some specialty shops. If unavailable, this BBQ sauce can be made without it.

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    i loved this, and actually i used guava paste instead of an actual guava. The guava paste has a more concentrated flavor than the fruit, so be careful how much you add. I did it to taste, but also be aware that guava paste is a bit grainy (but that didn't bother me). I just chopped up up the guava paste into small cubes and heated it up according to instructions, then transferred to the blender and gave it a quick whirl, then poured back in the pot and added the rest of the ingredients and followed the directions. It was AMAZING.  -  13 Jan 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I was looking for a fruity type bbq sauce recipe that would be different from my usual sweet and tangy ones. This came close, but something about so much tomato paste and no vinegar just didn't hit all the notes I was looking for.  -  15 Mar 2015  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Sorry, I haven't made it but am trying to figure out how to do so with Guava Paste. A guest brought me 4 packages for a pot luck (imagine that) and I'm trying to figure out how to use it.  -  02 Jan 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)