Barbeque Sauce Recipes:
My favorite homemade barbeque sauce!
Once you've tried homemade barbeque sauce recipes, you'll never go back to store-bought!
This is the only barbeque sauce I use. It's quick and easy to make, it tastes wonderful, and of course it's more economical and healthier than bottled sauces.
I use this on beef, on chicken, on pork, and in bean dishes.
Stored in the fridge, this sauce will keep for about 2 weeks.
Check that you have these staples at home
- in the cupboard
- cider vinegar
- tomato paste
- dried thyme
- in the fridge or freezer
Get out your equipment
- a blender
- a can opener
- a cutting board and sharp knife
- a small saucepan
- a wooden spoon or other stirring spoon
- a container with a tight-fitting lid
- Nice to have but not necessary
- a spatula
- measuring cups and spoons (You can just estimate if you don't have them.)
- a garlic press (If not, mince the garlic with a sharp knife.)
1/2 cup/125 mL chopped onions
1/2 cup/125 mL orange juice
1/4 cup/60 mL tamari
1/4 cup/60 mL cider vinegar
1/4 cup/60 mL tomato paste
2 Tbsp/30 mL molasses
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 tsp/2 mL dried thyme
1/2 tsp/2 mL pepper
Put all ingredients into the blender container.
Blend until smooth.
Transfer the sauce to a saucepan.
Simmer, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes, or until a bit thickened.
Pour into a container.
Seal tightly and refrigerate.
- Use soy sauce in place of the tamari.
- Use another type of vinegar instead of cider vinegar.
- Use maple syrup or honey instead of molasses.
Ideas for making this recipe your own
- Add your own choice of spices. How about oregano instead of thyme? Or some dried mustard? Cayenne? Paprika?
- Spice up your sauce by adding some Worcestershire sauce, or a bit of hot sauce, or some minced chili peppers or red pepper flakes.
- Use a spatula to scrape every drop of this tasty sauce from the blender container.
- Molasses is messy! I store the molasses container on top of a pie plate in the cupboard. It always drips.
Use this barbecue sauce in these recipes: