Cider Vinegar BBQ Sauce

    1 hour

    Try this amazing sweet and spicy barbecue sauce, and don't be put off by the long list of ingredients. It's perfect with pork ribs or chicken wings.

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    Serves: 40 

    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
    • 2 garlic, minced
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) orange juice
    • 1 cup (250ml) cider vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • 2 slices lemon
    • 1 cup pure maple syrup
    • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
    • 2 cups tomato sauce
    • 1/4 cup molasses
    • 1/4 cup brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons dry mustard
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic; cook and stir until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the orange juice, cider vinegar, lemon juice, lemon slices, maple syrup, Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce, molasses and brown sugar. Season with dry mustard, salt, chilli flakes, cumin and paprika. Simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Remove lemon slices before using.

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    I have made this sauce twice now, and everyone loves it! It is perfect for ribs. If you add a tablespoon of honey it will be that much better. Also, throw a few drops of hot sauce in. This is truly a great recipe and I highly recommend it. I have even given a few bottles out as gifts! You will not be disappointed.  -  25 Apr 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is the real deal. Once you've made up a batch of this sauce you'll never go back to that artificially flavored, high fructose corn syrup sold in supermarkets labled as Bar-B-Que Sauce.  -  13 Jul 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    The name of the BBQ sauce and the various sweeteners used attracted me to this recipe. It is a wonderful sauce. The longish list of ingredients needed put any cook off. The time spent is worth it. They blend wonderfully. I poured this sauce over drumsticks which I baked. The whole family loved them. Usually my guys prefer white meat over dark but I haven't seen drumskins get eaten so fast as when I used this recipe. Thanks Grampa Dave!  -  12 Jun 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)