I love this sauce on everything. Anything that needs a little savouriness over the sweetness of regular tomato sauce, or something that needs a real barbecue kick. It’s awesome on tofu (yes really), or veggies, sweet potato fries, hot dogs, sausages, all the usual. A barbecue burger is pretty legit.
This makes a lot, but if you’re preserving your harvest (or harvesting from the grocer!), you’ll be grateful. Will also save you going to the shops for the mass-produced version!
Smoky-Sweet Barbecue Sauce
- 2 cups tomato passata
- 4 tsp onion powder, or 1 whole onion peeled and diced
- 3-4 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
- 2 tsp mustard powder
- 1/4 cup treacle
- 2 tsp allspice
- 2 tsp paprika
- 4 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- a couple of tablespoons of liquid smoke
- To a large pot, add the passata, onion, garlic, mustard powder, treacle, allspice, paprika, and worcestershire sauce.
- Bring to a boil and then simmer over medium-low heat about 20 minutes, until thick.
- Add the apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, and liquid smoke. Test for seasoning – you may want to add salt, and play around with the sweetness/smoke levels. Remember it will taste a bit different when cold, so make sure there’s plenty of flavour.
- Bring to a boil and pour into heated, sterilised jars. Put the lids on tight and leave to cool, preferably overnight.