James Whelan Butchers: Barbecue Sauce

Homemade BBQ Sauce RecipeWe’ve created our new MSG free barbecue sauce, which we’ve been developing throughout the winter. It’s nothing short of a triumph. If you have time on your hands there is also great satisfaction to be derived from making your own barbecue sauce – here’s a simple recipe for a rich, thick sauce ideal for use with ribs.

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  • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes,
  • 1 tin of tomato puree or 4 tblsp of tomato puree,
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar,
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar,
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil,
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed,
  • 4 tablespoons onion (minced),
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce,
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne fresh ground pepper to taste.

To Cook

Cook the minced onion and garlic in olive oil over a medium heat until onions turn opaque.

Add all the remaining ingredients, mix thoroughly and allow to simmer for about 20 minutes.

That’s it – enjoy!

We hope you enjoyed reading this post by Pat Whelan of James Whelan Butchers. Pat is a 5th generation butcher, cook book author and the director of  James Whelan Butchers with shops in Clonmel, the Avoca Handweavers Rathcoole and Kilmacanogue, Dunnes Stores Cornelscourt, Rathmines and Swords in Dublin. Sign up to our newsletter for more updates from James Whelan Butchers

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