Zingy BBQ Sauce

    8 hours 25 minutes

    This is a great marinade recipe for your next BBQ. And if you're feeling a little generous and want to share the recipe, this makes for a great present for friends and family.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1/2 cup (125ml) tomato sauce
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) water
    • 2 tablespoons molasses
    • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (eg. Tabasco(R))
    • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:8hours chilling  ›  Ready in:8hours25min 

    1. Whisk all ingredients together in a small heavy-bottomed saucepan and place over medium heat. Bring to the boil, reduce heat to low and continue cooking at a simmer, stirring another 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
    2. Pour into a glass jar and store uncovered in the refrigerator for 8 hours or overnight. This allows the flavours to blend and reduce any sharpness from the vinegar.

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    Very quick to prepare and a tasty sauce. I also whipped this together when I was out of barbecue sauce (and Tabasco), so added 1/2 of a finely diced chipotle pepper (drained off the adobo sauce), and used a sugar-free ketchup, because husband needs to cut down sugar. Chipotle added a nice underlying smokiness to the taste, I would recommend it. Simmered it for about 35-40 minutes, because I needed it that night. It was quite good even the same day, but was definitely a better sauce the next day, worth the wait. It was a hit, and will make it again. Thank you for adding it.  -  08 Jul 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    good sauce, i used regular vinegar and it turned great... next time i'll use different kinds of vinegar to see whats flavors come out... but i liked it, i cooked up some choppe up chicken and made some chicken sandwiches with it.... now ribs are cooking and i'm gonna do those with the sauce....  -  26 Jul 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Delicious. Tangy and sweet and very zippy! I reduced the Tabasco by half so there would be a higher chance that my kids would eat it. I made it the night before, and then used it on beef ribs in the crock pot. Wonderful flavor! The ribs are gone, but I've been eating the leftover sauce on rice all week. I'll make this again any time I need a bbq sauce and have time to let it sit all night.  -  28 Jun 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)