Simple BBQ Sauce
With this unpredictable weather, you can never be sure when you might rustle up a barbecue at short notice.
It is always a good idea to have meat in the freezer that can be called for as and when the sun shines, and here is a very simple recipe for barbecue sauce that makes a great marinade for chicken or pork spare ribs, and can be used as a sauce at the table as an accompaniment for burgers, sausages and kebabs. It can be made in 30 minutes and is a very healthy alternative to shop bought sauce.
:: 1 tbsp olive oil
:: 1 onion, finely chopped
:: 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
:: 400g can chopped tomatoes
:: 85g soft brown sugar
:: 3 tbsp malt vinegar
:: 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
:: 1 teaspoon English Mustard
:: 1 tbsp tomato puree
:: 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
WHAT TO DO:
Heat the oil in a saucepan and add the onion and garlic. Cook over a gentle heat for 4-5 minutes, until softened. Add remaining ingredients, season and mix. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes, until thickened. For a smooth sauce, simply whizz the mixture with either a hand blender, or in the food processor for a few seconds.
This is now ready to use either as a marinade or as an accompaniment and wait for the compliments!
Shop bought meatballs are handy for a quick and impressive kebab to barbecue. Thread onto a bamboo skewer in between cubes of peppers, red onion, cherry tomatoes and mushroom. Baste with some olive oil, barbecue and serve with this delicious sauce.
Do you have any simple barbecue recipes to share?
Leave a Comment!
Community Terms & Conditions
These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.
You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.
be accurate (where they state facts); be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.
Contributions must not:
contain any material which is defamatory of any person; or contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory; or promote sexually explicit material; or promote violence; promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; or infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person; or be likely to deceive any person; or be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence; or promote any illegal activity; or be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety; or be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person; or be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person; or give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
Nurturing a safe environment
Our Silversurfers community is designed to foster friendships, based on trust, honesty, integrity and loyalty and is underpinned by these values.
We don't tolerate swearing, and reserve the right to remove any posts which we feel may offend others... let's keep it friendly!