Homemade BBQ Sauce
Creating a homemade BBQ sauce is possibly the biggest step that you can
take to improve your barbecuing. If there's just one thing that you can
to do to improve your food it's mastering a good recipe for barbecue sauce.
The recipe below is for a relatively easy homemade barbeque sauce
Homemade BBQ Sauce
A good sauce will bring out and improve the flavour of your barbecue
food significantly. That's not to say that it'll make badly cooked food
taste good because it won't. Both your barbecue food and your homemade
BBQ sauce need to be well made and when put together the result will be
more than twice as good.
Barbecue sauce is generally always used with the likes of ribs, burgers,
chicken and brisket, but you can make a barbecue sauce for use with all
types of BBQ food including fish. You can make a general all purpose homemade
BBQ sauce that will go with almost everything or when you really get in
to making sauces you'll want to make different sauces for different types
The foundation of the sauce can be tomato, vinegar, mustard, mayonnaise,
or a variety of other ingredients. For more information on how to build
a sauce from scratch, see the related article on how to build your homemade
The home made BBQ sauce recipe below is an all purpose sauce. Why all
purpose sauce? Well sometimes you just don't know which sauce to serve
because you're not sure what you're guests will like.
This barbecue sauce recipe is tasty but not too strongly flavoured and
so will go nicely with most barbecued food. Try this one and adapt it
to suit your own taste - you'll end up with your own unique sauce recipe.
This great all purpose sauce is suitable for plain chicken, meat, sausages
and burgers. It's also good as a marinade for all meats.
Homemade Barbecue Sauce Recipe
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
- 1 red chilli, de-seeded and finely chopped
- 4 large tomatoes, chopped
- 4 tablespoons of tomato ketchup
- 2 teaspoons of mustard
- 2 teaspoons of sugar
- 1 tablespoon of vegatable oil
- 2 tablespoons of white wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon of light soy sauce
- 1 bay leaf salt and freshly ground pepper
1. Heat the oil in a frying pan and gently cook the onion, garlic and
chilli until the onion is soft and golden brown.
2. Add the tomatoes, tomato ketchup, mustard, sugar, vineger, soy sauce
and bay leaf. Bring to the boil, stirring frequently. Then cover and simmer
gently for 30 minutes until thickened and pulpy. Season with salt and
pepper to taste.
3. Liquidise to make a smooth sauce, or leave chunky if preferred.
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