Jul 14, 2023 by Hannah Sunderani
Get your taste buds ready for the best Vegan BBQ sauce! It’s so much healthier than store-bought barbecue sauce and made with just a few simple ingredients. Quickly whisk it together on the stovetop until thickened and beautifully deep in both colour and flavour. In just 10-minutes you have a perfectly sweet, tangy, and smoky vegan bbq sauce – made without any icky ingredients or animal products.
Now let’s get into all the details so you can whip up this BBQ sauce pronto!
Making your own BBQ sauce from scratch requires just 10 wholesome ingredients. For the full recipe and measurements, scroll down to the complete recipe card below!
This easy vegan BBQ sauce really does come together in 10 minutes in a single saucepan!
Start by adding all of the ingredients to a large saucepan over medium heat and whisk to combine. Bring the BBQ sauce to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer, whisking occasionally.
Continue simmering until the BBQ sauce has thickened into a pourable paste, about 8 minutes. If the sauce begins to splatter, cover with a lid slightly ajar to stop the splattering and allow the steam to escape.
Once the sauce has thickened to your liking, taste and adjust the seasonings as needed. If you prefer a sweeter BBQ sauce, add additional maple syrup. If you find it too sweet, add additional apple cider vinegar. If you want it smokier or spicier, increase the smoked paprika or add chili flakes.
Finally, allow the BBQ sauce to cool slightly, then transfer to a sealable glass jar until ready to use or use immediately as desired!
There are so many uses for homemade BBQ sauce! Aside from using it to make my favourite Vegan BBQ Jackfruit Pulled Pork recipe, BBQ sauce can also be used as a dipping sauce, vegan pizza base, or as a condiment for proteins and veggies. Here are a few recipes to give you inspiration:
Traditional BBQ sauce and store-bought BBQ sauce often contains non-vegan ingredients such as honey, Worcestershire sauce, mayonnaise, and collagen or other thickening agents. While you can find BBQ sauces made without these ingredients in grocery stores, it’s so simple and easy to make your own at home you won’t regret it!
Absolutely! This homemade recipe is made without ingredients such as brown sugar or high-fructose corn syrup, but the main ingredient is organic cane sugar sweetened ketchup. If you’d prefer to make your homemade BBQ sauce recipe without refined sugars, make it with a Homemade Ketchup sweetened with dates. Your friends and family won’t be able to taste the difference!
Once prepared, this BBQ sauce will keep in the fridge for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 3 months. For best results, freeze in a glass jar such as a mason jar or a similar airtight container. If freezing, make sure to fill the jars below the freeze line to prevent the jar from cracking.
I hope you love this homemade barbecue sauce as much as I do! If you do make this recipe, please let me know in the comments below what you think and check out The Two Spoons App and The Two Spoons Cookbook for more vegan recipes like this! I truly love hearing from you, and I’m always here to answer any questions you might have.
And of course, tag me on Instagram with your pictures using the hashtag #twospoons. Nothing makes me happier than to see your recreations.
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