Essential Spicy Barbecue Sauce
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Breville Test Kitchen

Essential Spicy Barbecue Sauce

the Fresh & Furious®
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50 mins total time

20 mins active time


Makes 4½ cups



For the spiced barbecue rub

  • sweet paprika icon
    4 tbsp sweet paprika
  • dried minced onion icon
    2 tbsp dried minced onions
  • dried minced garlic icon
    2 tbsp dried minced garlic
  • whole black peppercorns icon
    1 tsp whole black peppercorns
  • yellow mustard seeds icon
    ½ tsp yellow mustard seeds
  • brown mustard seeds icon
    ½ tsp brown mustard seeds
  • sea salt flakes icon
    2 tbsp sea salt flakes
  • cayenne pepper icon
    ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • brown sugar icon
    ¼ cup (1¾ oz) brown sugar

For the homemade spicy barbecue sauce

  • small onion icon
    1 small onion

    peeled, quartered

  • clove garlic icon
    3 cloves garlic


  • long red chilli pepper or habanero icon
    1 long red chilli pepper or habanero


  • tomato puree icon
    4 cups (32 fl oz) tomato puree
  • spiced barbecue rub icon
    ½ cup spiced barbecue rub

    see spiced rub

  • brown sugar icon
    ⅓ cup (2¼ oz) brown sugar
  • apple cider vinegar icon
    ¼ cup (2 fl oz) apple cider vinegar
  • molasses or treacle icon
    ⅓ cup (2¾ fl oz) molasses or treacle
  • honey icon
    ¼ cup (3¼ oz) honey
  • Dijon or whole grain mustard icon
    2 tbsp Dijon or whole grain mustard
  • olive oil icon
    1 tbsp olive oil
  • flaky sea salt icon
    Flaky sea salt

    to season

  • freshly ground black pepper icon
    Freshly ground black pepper

    to season


  • 1To make the spiced barbecue rub: Put the paprika, minced onion, minced garlic, peppercorns, mustard seeds, salt and cayenne in the blender and secure the lid. PUREE for 45 seconds or until the peppercorns are finely chopped. Add the brown sugar and secure the lid. BLEND for 15 seconds. Remove ½ cup (2¾ oz) of the rub to a bowl for the homemade spicy barbecue sauce, transfer the remaining ¼ cup (1½ oz) spice mixture to a clean, dry, airtight jar. Store in a cool, dark place for up to 3 months.
  • 2To make the homemade spicy barbecue sauce: Put the onion, garlic cloves and chilli pepper into the blender and secure the lid. PULSE 5 – 10 times or until finely chopped, scraping down the mixture as required.
  • 3Add the tomato puree, ½ cup (2¾ oz) spiced barbecue rub, sugar, vinegar, molasses, honey, mustard and oil to the blender and secure the lid. PUREE 40 – 50 seconds or until well combined.
  • 4Pour the sauce into a large saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes or until the sauce has thickened. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside to cool.
  • 5Transfer to the blender jug and secure the lid. BLEND for 10 seconds or until smooth. Transfer to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 months. Use as a marinade over barbecue pork ribs, steak or chicken. Use as a sauce on pizza burgers or wraps.
Dairy Free

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