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Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce (Vegan)

This Sweet and Spicy Vegan BBQ Sauce is tangy and sweet, and contains less than a fourth of the sugar of most store brand sauces. 

Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce | via veggiechick.com #vegan

I love knowing exactly what’s going into my food. No weird dyes, chemicals, MSG or GMO’s.

That’s why I love figuring out how to make many store-bought condiments at home, such as horseradish sauce or homemade dressings. My newest creation is this BBQ Sauce, using many ingredients you may already have in your house. It’s also foolproof, as all you have to do is throw it all in a saucepan and warm it up on the stove. Easy!

You can use this bbq sauce on veggie burgers, baked cauliflower, portobello mushrooms, tofu, tempeh, or as a pizza sauce.

Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce | via veggiechick.com #vegan

To begin, in a medium saucepan over low heat, all the ingredients and stir with a whisk until combined. Warm on low heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Finally, remove from heat. Transfer the bbq sauce to an airtight glass container and put in the fridge for 30 minutes to an hour to cool. 

This recipes makes 1 1/4 cups or 20 (2 tablespoon) servings. It will keep in the fridge for up to a week in an airtight container. 

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Sweet and Spicy Vegan BBQ Sauce

Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce | via veggiechick.com #vegan

This Sweet and Spicy Vegan BBQ Sauce is tangy and sweet, and contains less than a fourth of the sugar in most store brand sauces.

  • Author: Christin McKamey
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 6 ounce can unsalted tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard (whole grain mustard also works)
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 tablespoons black molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Spanish paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha or hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon vegan liquid smoke, optional

Instructions

In a medium saucepan over low heat, all ingredients and stir with a whisk until combined. Warm on low heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat. Transfer to an airtight glass container and put in the fridge for 30 minutes to 1 hour to cool.

Notes

*Add more hot sauce or coconut sugar as desired.

*This recipes makes 1 1/4 cups or 20 (2 tablespoon) servings. It will keep in the fridge for up to a week in an airtight container.

Having a BBQ? Try my Macaroni Salad or Poppyseed Coleslaw!

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2 Comments

  • I can tell this is going to replace my Tessemae’s brand BBQ sauce that is always out of stock…I thought about making my own but just never bothered to find a recipe that suited me…for this I will omit the smoke stuff….but I love the idea of molasses!!!

    Reply
    • Thanks Lisa! I hope you enjoy it, it’s so easy! =)

      Reply

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