Homemade Vegan BBQ Sauce Recipe
Homemade Vegan BBQ Sauce- you’ll never buy storebought BBQ sauce again once you how easy it is to make your own!
I’ll be honest, I used to think homemade sauces were just for people who had too much extra time on their hands. Why would you go through all of that trouble when you can buy it at the store?
Well friends, it’s so much easier than I thought and it tastes a million times better. Plus you don’t have to worry about not being able to recognize what’s on the ingredient list. That’s always a plus in my book.
The ingredient list might seem lengthy but I promise you are likely to have almost everything already in your pantry. The main ingredient is ketchup so be sure that you are using a quality brand without any preservatives or high fructose corn syrup. I personally like Annie’s Organic, which happens to be the same brand of vegan worcestershire I use for this recipe.
Once you have all of your ingredients ready to go you just add them to a saucepan with water, bring to a boil and simmer for about 20 minutes, until the sauce gets nice and thick.
Like I said, it’s super easy and so worth it to have a BBQ sauce you can feel good about eating. Feel free to tweak some of the ingredients if you prefer it sweeter, more spicy, or less acidic.
That’s the beauty of preparing it yourself. You can make it just how you like it!
Homemade Vegan BBQ Sauce
Prep Time: 5
Cook Time: 15
Total Time: 20
- 1/2 cup organic ketchup
- 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar (or lemon juice)
- 1 tablespoon coconut sugar (or organic brown sugar)
- 1 tablespoon vegan Worcestershire
- 1 tablespoon mustard (prepared, not dry mustard)
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/3 cup water
In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine all of the ingredients (starting with the ketchup and ending with water). Whisk together then bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer. Allow to simmer for about 15-20 minutes, or until the liquid has reduced and a thick sauce forms. Set aside to cool.
Once BBQ sauce has fully cooled, transfer it to a glass jar and seal with a lid. Refrigerate for up to 3 weeks.