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Homemade BBQ Sauce

Posted by Kateland Clarke on

Homemade BBQ Sauce

Recipe from Chef Michael William's Summer Cook-out class in Victoria July 13 6-9pm and August 9 6-9pm.

You need to take the class to learn to make the Slow Baked Ribs -  using this sauce!


1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
¼ of a yellow onion (small diced)
2 cloves garlic (minced)
½ teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon sea salt
1 cup fresh tomato (diced)
¼ cup organic molasses
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons lemon or lime juice


Give it an extra kick of spice with 1 or 2 teaspoons of minced jalapeño peppers.
How about a touch of pure maple syrup to give it a bit of extra sweetness…


Warm a fry pan on medium heat. Add the olive oil and then the onions. Sauté until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.

Add the garlic and sauté for one minute more, stirring regularly.

Now add the cumin and sauté for another 30 seconds, stirring constantly.

The rest of the ingredients can go in now. Add the salt, tomato, molasses, honey and lime juice.

Simmer gently until the sauce has concentrated down to the right consistency. If you like your BBQ sauce really thick, then concentrate more…A little runny, then not as much.

Now you can leave the sauce chunky or puree until smooth. Use an immersion blender or food processor for the best results if pureeing.

You can always thin it out with a little water if you concentrate it too much.

Cool and then store in the fridge for up to two weeks or make a larger batch and freeze in smaller portions to be used at another time.

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