Rather than the commercial chemical-flavoured barbecue sauce, why not have a try at making your own? You can easily customise the recipe to add your favourite flavours. Will refrigerate well in a sealed container.

Barbecue sauce
Servings:Serves 10 - Makes about 1/2 pint of sauce
Calories per serving:13
Ready in:20 minutes
Prep. time:5 minutes
Cook time:15 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:Chef
First published:24th October 2012

Best recipe review

Nice and garlicy


These sauces are usually bland, this was fab.

The Judge


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  1. Add a little olive oil to a frying pan and season well with black pepper
  2. Gently fry the onions and garlic until soft, about 5 minutes
  3. Add the sugar, chilli and fennel and stir fry for a few more minutes
  4. Add the soy and ketchup, add salt to taste and bring to the boil, then simmer for a few minutes to combine the flavours
  5. Allow to cool before serving

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