Barbecue Sauce Recipe

makes 600ml/1pt


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 225ml/8fl oz tomato ketchup or
  • tomato sauce
  • 350ml/12fl oz cider vinegar
  • 50ml/2fl oz Worcestershire sauce
  • 75g/3oz golden granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Heat the oil in a saucepan over a medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and sweat gently, stirring, for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the ketchup or tomato sauce, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, chilli powder and cayenne.
  • Reduce the heat and simmer, partially covered, for about 20 minutes until the sauce has thickened slightly.

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