Even if you’re not usually a fan of shop-bought barbecue sauce, this recipe should still find it’s way into your heart. Homemade BBQ sauce usually is (in our opinion) always miles ahead of the more commercially available brands. Plus there’s the added bonus that you can make it to your liking; add extra herbs and spices like smoked paprika and chilli flakes to give it a little extra kick, or experiment with different sugars and flavoured vinegars to change it up even more. Honestly, once you’ve tried this, you’ll never buy it again!
Combine the following in a pan over a medium heat: one 400g tin of chopped tomatoes, 80g of brown sugar, two tablespoons each of malt vinegar, tomato purée and Worcestershire sauce and half a teaspoon each of garlic powder and onion powder.
Season well with salt and pepper and mix to combine.
Bring to the boil.
Reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes until thick. Blend until smooth or leave chunky as desired.
Store in a sterilised, air-tight container until use. Store in the fridge after opening.
Happy barbecue season everyone!