Makes 270g (about a small jar)
Whether you’re using a barbecue sauce as a marinade or as a condiment, using a homemade one means you can tweak it to your own taste and also have the satisfaction of using something homemade. The quantity here is enough to marinade 500g-1kg meat or to store in the fridge for a week in a sealed jar for use as a condiment.
This is a basic recipe for barbecue sauce, and it’s sweet, so if you’re not a sweet fan, try halving the sugar/syrup and taste, adding a little as you go. Of course you could always add a little something extra. Try some chilli flakes for a kick, or a little liquid smoke to bring that distinctive flavour of a real BBQ.
- 150g tomato ketchup (gluten-free if required)
- 35g cider vinegar
- 35g soft light brown sugar
- 35g maple syrup
- 15g Worcestershire sauce (gluten-free/vegan if required; I used Henderson’s Relish which is both gluten free and vegan)
Simply combine all ingredients and stir until smooth. If not using immediately, store in an airtight jar in the fridge, for up to a week.