Garlic and Honey BBQ Marinade

    1 hour 20 minutes

    Try basting the meats at your next barbecue with this honey garlic sauce. It has a whole head of garlic in it but you can adjust the garlic to your own taste.

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    Serves: 32 

    • 2 cups tomato pasta sauce
    • 1 head garlic, peeled and crushed
    • 1 cup (250ml) water
    • 2 tablespoons Tabasco sauce
    • 1/4 cup honey
    • 2 tablespoons molasses
    • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
    • 1 pinch paprika
    • 1 pinch chilli flakes, or to taste
    • ground white pepper
    • ground black pepper
    • 2 tablespoons cornflour
    • 1 tablespoon water
    • 125g butter

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

    1. In a large saucepan over medium low heat mix together pasta sauce, garlic, 1 cup of water, Tobasco sauce, honey, molasses, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, salt, Cajun seasoning, paprika, chilli flakes, white pepper and black pepper. Allow the mixture to simmer approximately 30 minutes.
    2. In a small bowl dissolve cornflour in 1 tablespoon of water. Adjust amount of water as needed to fully dissolve cornflour. Stir into the sauce mixture. Continue simmering approximately 15 minutes.
    3. Stir butter into the sauce mixture. Continue simmering mixture approximately 15 more minutes or until butter is melted and the sauce has begun to thicken.

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    Very good, I omitted the hot sauce, as well as the cornstarch,water and butter. I cooked it very slowly and it became thick and sticky the house smelled sooooo.... good. At supper time all that could be heard was mmmmmm, lips smacking and fingers being licked (not that I approve of finger licking) but who would want to miss a drop. Now this if finger licking good!!! I had guests for supper and everyone wanted the recipe and my daughter who is a Bulls eyes lover said that this is much better I agree.  -  14 Sep 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    BRAVO!!! BRAVO!!! You ought to consider changing the name of this sauce to "The Best Dang Barbeque Sauce Ever". We did cut the garlic in half and omitted the butter as a reviewer suggested. We also added a tsp of onion powder and half a tsp of celery seed. Don't be afraid of the Cajun Spice.. you could add more if you want spiceier...but it was just enough for all to enjoy. I will definitely keep this resicpe and pass it along. I have been searching for a good barbexue sauce and this is DEFINITELY it!!!  -  03 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made the sauce though I left out the Cajun seasoning, because I have small children and it would have made it to hot for them, but it still tasted wonderful you could smell it through the whole house. Also following others advice I didn't completely omit the butter, I cut it down to a 1/4 cup and made it a thicker sauce like my husband likes....but it is plenty thick without it. Will be making again.  -  02 May 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)