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Barbecue Sauce

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About this recipe: This is an easy to make barbecue sauce using store-cupboard staples - great for an impromptu barbecue!

Debi K

Serves: 8 

  • 120g (4 oz) ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 dash hot sauce, such as Tabasco
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, stir together the ketchup, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, hot sauce, garlic, mustard powder and salt. Bring to a simmer, then remove from heat and allow to cool slightly before brushing on your favourite barbecued meats.


Whether it's raining outside or you simply haven't got a barbecue, you can bake your meat in the oven and brush this sauce on the meat during the last few minutes of cooking.

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Reviews (26)


Fantastic recipe! I'd been using the 'Coca Cola' barbecue sauce recipe for a while, but was rather 'meh' with the results. This one is amazing though! I quadrupled the quantities as I cook for a nursing home and it went down a storm. I used it as a dip rather than a marinade and as such, I thickened it a touch at the simmering stage by adding some cornflour mixed with cold water. When it had cooled, I was having staff keep popping into the kitchen to try it! Have bookmarked it and it's gonna be a regular feature on my menu. - 27 Jan 2011


i made this and put it on a pizza instead of the normal tomato sauce, it turned out very well and i would definately recommed it - 12 Jan 2011


Altered ingredient amounts. This is a fantastic receipe for bbq sauce and I've had loads of complements whenever I've served it. I basically substituted the tomato ketchup for 500g passata and quadrupled the amounts to compensate. I also added smoked paprika and used Muscovado sugar ala Batfloke tweak and I think that the sauce definately benefits from this. I basically wanted a sauce to cook pancetta wrapped chicken breasts stuffed with goats cheese in, hence the larger quantity being required. I have however also served it at BBQ's as a dipping/pouring sauce. Definately a receipe that I'll be using again and again :o) - 27 May 2009

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