BBQ Sauce (no Ketchup, No Worcestershire Sauce)

350 ml jar
23 min

Marinades are flavorful pastes or liquids that are soaked into food for a while before cooking or can be used as a base for sauces and stir fries. This rich and glossy BBQ Sauce marinade will definitely make your meals pop. Rub on your meats and store the rest in the refrigerator to use as dipping sauce.

For very quick and tasty meals, this marinade comes in handy. I always have a jar of it saved in my refrigerator for stir fries, fried rice, sauces,meats, omelettes and of course, as a dipping sauce.

Ingredient list:

  • Onions
  • Scallions
  • Red bell pepper
  • Garlic
  • Pear
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Water
  • Maple syrup
  • Corn starch

Recipe featuring BBQ Sauce

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BBQ Sauce (no Ketchup, No Worcestershire Sauce)
Recipe details
  • 350  ml jar
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 13 Minutes Total time: 23 min
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  • ½ large onion
  • 1 scallion
  • ½ red bell pepper
  • 1 pear
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika

In a blender combine, onion, scallion, red bell pepper, pear, garlic cloves, soy sauce, maple syrup and apple cider vinegar.Blend till smooth.
Mix water and cornstarch till it becomes a slurry. Set aside.
Pour marinade into a pot. To it, add paprika and black pepper. Cook on medium high heat till it reduces. This will take about 10 minutes.
On low heat, gradually stir slurry into the marinade till it thickens. If your sauce is lumpy, pass through a fine sieve.
Take off heat and let it cool. Pour into a jar and store in the refrigerator.
Winnie Khamal Macbailey
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  • Jan Dash Jan Dash on Jul 05, 2023

    Thank you for this recipe! I will use glucose syrup rather than maple syrup and then the recipe will be sugar free.

    • Pat Pat on Jul 06, 2023

      Hi Jan,

      FYI, glucose syrup is not sugar-free. Glucose is the main sugar that the body uses for energy, etc. The body breaks down sucrose, dextrose, fructose, and other sugars into glucose to be used in metabolic processes. Excess glucose is stored as fat. A person with diabetes takes insulin if their glucose level is too high.