BBQ sauce

Fire up the grill – but first, make this tangy, real-food barbecue sauce! All of the familiar flavor with none of the added sugar. Make ahead, knowing a killer cookout is coming your way.
Fire up the grill – but first, make this tangy, real-food barbecue sauce! All of the familiar flavor with none of the added sugar. Make ahead, knowing a killer cookout is coming your way.
USMetric
6 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • ½ ½ grated or finely chopped yellow oniongrated or finely chopped yellow onions
  • 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons 2 teaspoons fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 14 oz. 400 g canned whole tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons 2 teaspoons salt

Instructions

Instructions are for 6 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Carefully heat the oil in a heavy saucepan. Stir in the tomato paste. Add the onion and fry until soft and glossy over medium heat.
  2. Add a couple of tablespoons of water and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Grind the spices and add them to the saucepan together with the tomatoes and the vinegar. Add salt.
  4. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and let simmer for another 15-20 minutes. Mix, using an immersion blender, until smooth and let cool. If you want a thicker sauce let it simmer longer, until it reaches the desired consistency.

Tip!

This BBQ sauce can be used as a marinade before you grill or bake in the oven. You can also enjoy it as a condiment. A couple of tablespoons mixed with mayonnaise makes an easy, tasty dressing for burgers and other barbecue favorites.

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2 Comments

  1. Evelyn
    Made this BBQ sauce. Happy with how it turned out, I also added 1/2 tsp of liquid hickory smoke.
  2. Victoria
    How long would something like this keep if sealed and in the fridge?

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