30 Minute Vegan's Famous Barbecue Sauce

How to Make Homemade BBQ Sauce for Baking or Grilling

Barbecue Tempeh Sandwich

30 Minute Vegan's Famous Homemade Barbecue Sauce is easy to make, keeps well in the fridge, wonderful to have on hand for baking or grilling or baking tofu or tempeh.

We know you can buy barbecue sauce in a bottle at the store. But as usual, it's cheaper - and so easy - to make your own.

Plus with homemade bbq sauce, you control the quality of the ingredients, and the amount of sodium.

Total prep & cook time: 10 min

8 Servings

Nutrition Data Per Serving, 42g: 82 Cal, 4g fat, 16mg sodium, 13g carbs, 0g fiber, 11g sugars, 1g protein, low sodium, low cholesterol; Estimated glycemic load 7

BBQ Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 cup low sodium ketchup
  • 3 Tbsp molasses or barley malt syrup, OR 2 TBSP pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp chile powder (try chipotle)(note: use a lot less if you don't want it too hot)
  • 1 1/2 tsp raw apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 1 tsp Dijon or stone-ground mustard
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  1. Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl
  2. Store what you don't use in a jar in the fridge

Recipe Tips:

Spread your homemade barbecue sauce over lentil loaf before baking, mix with crumbled tofu to make tofu sloppy joes.

Brush it on grilled tofu burgers, or use it as 30 Minute Vegan does, for barbecue tempeh sandwiches.

Makes 2 Cups Sauce: 8 servings or less depending on how much you like barbecue sauce.

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