Barbecue Sauce

    20 min

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

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    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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    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. I found the sauce a tiny bit tart when I first tried it so added and additional 1/2 tablespoon of sugar - took the edge off without altering the essential taste. Brilliant  -  16 Apr 2011