Quick and Easy Homemade BBQ Sauce

Quick and Easy Vegan BBQ Sauce

Time and energy permitting, I always prefer to make my sauces and dressings at home. Not only are they cheaper than store-bought versions, the taste is far superior and the cook gets to control the portions and seasonings. Usually homemade condiments last for a least a few weeks in a covered container in the fridge depending on what you are making up.

Barbecue sauce is not something I have on hand because I don't own a barbecue or grill. But as I have discovered, barbecue sauce has many merits and can be paired with any number of appetizers or used as a condiment for vegetable, grain or bean burgers. This was so easy to make and it was done in under 5 minutes. No food processor or blender is needed — simply whisk together the ingredients until well blended and it's all done. This tangy, slightly smoky and sweet sauce will keep in the fridge for about 2 weeks. If you want to up the heat, add more hot sauce. I served it as a condiment to go along with some savory kidney bean and brown rice balls as well as for a glaze for a chickpea loaf, the recipe for which I will be sharing soon.

Quick and Easy Homemade BBQ SauceQuick and Easy Homemade BBQ Sauce
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Published on April 6, 2018

Easy, tangy, smoky and sweet homemade barbecue sauce — a perfect condiment for all kinds of occasions and foods

Preparation: 5 minutes

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  • 1 cup thick good quality ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 tablespoon tamari (soy) sauce
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon tamarind paste (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients until well combined. This sauce will keep for up to 2 weeks in a well sealed jar in the fridge.

Makes 1 1/4 cups

Vegan BBQ Sauce

Other sauces you may enjoy from Lisa's Vegetarian Kitchen:
Easy Spicy Tomato Chutney
Spicy Sun-Dried Tomato Paste
Hot Green Chili Sauce
Classic Tamarind Chutney

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