Red Wine BBQ Sauce

Red Wine BBQ Sauce

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This recipe makes the most of your favourite red wine. Suits all types of meats, and can be great as either a dipping sauce, or used as a marinade before cooking the meat on the BBQ.


Makes: 4 cups

  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) olive oil
  • 1/2 cup (50g) spring onions, chopped
  • 2 cups (500ml) bold, spicy red wine (see Footnote)
  • 2 cups (500ml) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup (250ml) soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup (60g) brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (15g) fresh parsley, chopped

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

  1. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir the spring onions about 5 minutes, until tender. Pour in the wine, and cook until reduced by about half.
  2. Mix the tomato sauce, soy sauce, mustard and brown sugar into the saucepan with the wine. Reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes, until thickened and well blended. Remove from heat and mix in the parsley. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Wine choice

This recipe was originally made with Zinfandel, a red wine local to California, USA. An equivalent in Australia would be one that has bold, rich and spicy characteristics.

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