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Vegan, Gluten-Free Barbecue Sauce

Category: Breads + Baked Goods Breakfast Dips + Sauces Dips and Sauces Kitchen Tricks Salad Side Dishes Snacks
  • 3 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 large onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 500ml jar tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp or more sambal olek or organic hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup organic dijon or honey mustard
  • 1/4 cup  maple syrup (or honey)
  • 1/4 cup blackstrap molasses
  • ½ tsp sea salt or more to taste
  1. Heat olive oil in a medium sauce pot over medium heat and then add the onions. Sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and saute for another two minutes.
  2. Add in the remaining ingredients and stir until combined. Reduce the heat to a low simmer and let it gurgle with love for 25-30 minutes, stirring often.
  3. Taste test your sauce and decide if you want more heat or sweetness to it.
  4. Remove from the heat and let sit to cool.
  5. Run the whole mix through your food processor or blender and mix until smooth. Transfer to jars, allow to cool completely, seal and store in fridge or freezer.
  6. If left unopened, it will last a few months. Once opened, consume within 3-4 weeks.