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Eating veggie » Recipes » Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Prep time 10 mins, cook time 30 mins

Serves 4

Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Wheat-Free, Nut-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan, Suitable for Freezing

No barbecue is complete without a secret recipe for barbecue sauce – and here’s ours! Serve your sauce with your favourite veggie burgers and sausages, or just use it as a dipping sauce.


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp sweet smoked paprika
  • 3 tbsp vegan fino sherry
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp sun-dried tomato puree
  • 1 tsp French mustard
  • 200ml pineapple juice
  • 1 x 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp agave nectar


  1. Fry the onion in the oil, in a large saucepan, until it has started to brown slightly.
  2. Add the garlic, cumin and smoked paprika. Continue to cook for another minute.
  3. Now add the sherry and red wine vinegar. Reduce the liquid by cooking for another few minutes.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients to the pan, bring to the boil, and then simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Liquidise the sauce with a hand blender. If you find it has become too thick then add a little more pineapple juice.

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