Bacon Barbecue Sauce

    1 hour

    This delicious barbecue sauce is my dad's creation. The quantities make a lot but it keeps well in the fridge.

    9 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 4 slices bacon, diced
    • 1 large finely chopped onion
    • 3 teaspoons soy sauce
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 kg tomato puree
    • 2 tablespoons dark golden syrup
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) molasses
    • 1/4 cup (40g) packed brown sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke flavouring (optional)
    • 1 tablespoon chilli powder
    • 2 tablespoons dry mustard
    • 2 teaspoons paprika
    • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt

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

    1. In a large saucepan brown bacon until crispy and discard excess grease. Add onions and cook for a few minutes until wilted.
    2. Combine soy sauce, garlic, tomato puree, golden syrup, molasses, brown sugar and optional liquid smoke. Add to bacon and onion in the saucepan. Season with chilli powder, mustard, paprika, cayenne, ground cloves, bay leaf and salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

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    Thank you Janis and Papa John! We enjoyed this a few weeks ago, and I must's better than the recipe my mother gave me years ago. It was a really nice change for us and we enjoyed the flavor a lot. This is worth making, without a doubt! Thanks again!  -  09 Apr 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Yum!  -  02 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I have used this recipe and it is wonderful  -  03 May 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)