Thick, tangy and sweet with a little bit of smoky is the best way to describe this Homemade Vegan Barbeque Sauce, and just in time for the upcoming grilling season.
Today is April 1st, but I can assure you this is no April Fool's. With grilling season fast approaching I thought I would share this amazing Homemade Vegan Barbeque Sauce.
As a vegetarian it never occurred to me that barbeque sauce could have animal products in them. After trying a recipe with instructions to use vegan barbeque sauce I started to look a little closer at the ingredients in barbeque sauce. I found that in most cases it was the worcestershire sauce in the recipe that used anchovies. So now for me it's homemade barbeque sauce.
Homemade couldn't be easier, just mix, heat and store. By the way you can make batches of the sauce and freeze.
Some of you may say that it's too early to break out the grill, but I live in Texas, any day can be a grilling day. For those of you who are not ready to break out the grill, use your oven or your indoor grill. What's great about barbeque sauce is that it can be customized to your liking.
Want it hotter add more spice, or make the way they do in Tennessee or Kentucky, add a little Bourbon for a more smoky caramel flavor. Start cooking now so when grilling season is officially here you'll be ready.
I'm sure there are many ways you can use this rich, thick beautiful Homemade Vegan Barbeque Sauce. I love it with meat-less meatballs, burgers and as a dipping sauce for fries. Like I said before it couldn't be easier, everything goes in one pot and 15 to 20 minutes later it's ready. You probably have all of the ingredients in your pantry.
Homemade Vegan Barbecue Sauce
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 20 mins
- Total Time: 25 mins
- Yield: 2 cups 1x
- 1 12oz. can tomato paste
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup water
- 2 tablespoons liquid smoke
- 2 tablespoons molasses
- 2 tablespoon spicy mustard
- 2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce (anchovy free)
- 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- ½ teaspoon cayenne powder (optional)
- 2 ½ tablespoon turbinado sugar
- salt to taste
- In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, mix together all of the ingredients.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Serve immediately or store in an airtight glass container.
If you like you can freeze the sauce in ½ or 1 cup batches in freezer zip bags.
- Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon
- Calories: 38
- Sugar: 6.7
- Sodium: 254.5
- Fat: 0.2
- Saturated Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 8.8
- Fiber: 1.1
- Protein: 1.1
- Cholesterol: 0
If you make this recipe or a version of it, take a picture and share with me on Instagram, tag it #thewholeserving or leave a comment below. I’d love to see or hear about your version of this Homemade Vegan Barbeque Sauce.
Jennifer Abel says
Great looking sauce, so nice and thick. Thanks for sharing on #overthemoon
Christine | Mid-Life Croissant says
This is the first recipe for BBQ sauce I've come across that doesn't include "ketchup" which, for me, makes this worth making because it would be truly homemade. The ingredients list "one teaspoon smoked" and I'm just wondering if you've left off a word there. Thanks so much for bringing this to #SaucySaturdays, Celeste.
Thanks Christine, the missing word is paprika, my mind thinking faster than I could type. I hope you give it a try.
Your recipe is supposed to be vegan, however, Worcestershire sauce has anchovies in it.
(You may not have known. )
Hi Cheryl, I did a post earlier that explained the fact that it has anchovies and I suggest using one that is anchovy-free, I found one at Whole Foods. Thanks for pointing that out I will go back and insert the fact that to be vegan you have to use an anchovy free Worcestershire sauce.
Erin @ Stay At Home Yogi says
I absolutely love barbeque sauce! I could put it on anything (and I'm a vegetarian so some people think that's weird!). 🙂 I love having this vegan option!
Shirley Wood says
I had no idea BBQ sauce may contain anchovies! Your recipe sounds yummy. I like my BBQ sauce a little on the sweet side. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!
Hi Shirley, it's actually the worcestershire sauce that sometimes have anchovies included. When making this sauce you have to make sure you use a vegan worcestershire sauce. I hope you give this one a try.
Thanks for visiting.
Lois Christensen says
Thank you for joining Delicious Dishes Recipe Party this week! Hope to see you again next week!
i've started making BBQ at home for the same reason, its not veggie, but also homemade is so much better as not as sweet. Vising from Sunday Fitness.
So much better making it at home, you are in control of what goes in.
Marilyn Lesniak says
I love bbq. This looks tasty. Sorry, short comments today. Migraine. Thank you for sharing. Yummed!
Nikki Frank-Hamilton says
Celeste, I learn something new, that can help my daughter with her vegetarian diet, every time I stop here. I had no idea that barbecue sauce may be a No-No for her diet. She would have been really upset if we had used it and then she found out.
I really like this recipe and I think it'll be great for those of us who are not vegan as well as those who are. I love knowing what's in my food and with your recipe I can make it to our taste and know that there are no chemical additives involved. Thanks a lot.
Lucie Palka says
I love that this recipe doesn't have ketchup too! I love making my food from scratch since you know exactly what it's in it and you can control any ingredients such as sugar, salt.. etc.
Thanks Lucie, that's why I try my best to share recipes in which we control the ingredients, because I am trying to use less processed food items in my diet.
Meena @AnchoredinSweets says
Love your post. My husband love BBQ sauce.
Meena @AnchoredinSweets says
Loves* -- I'm a Grammar Nazi and had to correct my mistake. =)
I hope you and your husband enjoy the burgers. And by the way I understand about the grammar. I hate it when my iPhone auto corrects and I don't catch it before sending.
Angela @marathonsandmotivation.com says
Love this, will definitely give it a try! Pinned & Yummed 🙂
Thanks Angela for sharing and I hope you enjoy.
Helen Fern says
Thanks for sharing on the "What's for Dinner" link up!
Jenn @ peas and crayons says
This is easily the PRETTIEST bbq sauce I have ever seen! I can't wait to try it, as it sounds positively delicious too!
Thanks Jenn, I put it on my veggie burgers and beans, so tasty!
Vicki Tosques says
This sounds delish! I plan on using this revipe when I make some pulled jackfruit sliders for a party.
Vicki your sliders sound delicious and this sauce will be the perfect addition. Enjoy!
Lisa Gay says
OMG...I made it for my pulled jackfruit sandwitches ( sloppy joes) and it was FaNtAsTiC!!! I TRIPLED the batch (6 cups) and ran out on day two.....none left to freezr! hahahahaah Was a huge success. THANK YOU for my new "Go to" BBQ sauce.
Hi Lisa, I just picked up some jackfruit today and I'm looking forward to making some BBQ sandwiches. I'm glad you love it!
I'm sorry but those nutritional facts can't be correct. 53g of sugar in one tbsp!!! That's outrageous. 4g of sugar equals one tsp of sugar. 3tsp= 1tbsp. Plus you bare put any sugar in the sauce. It doesn't add up?
Other than that it sounds good
What are you smoking? Just kidding! In one tablespoon, 9 grams of protein? and 53 sugars? There are only 12 grams of sugar in a tbsp of pure sugar. And what in this sauce produces 9 grams of protein in one tablespoon? Did you cut and paste the wrong page?
Thanks for catching that Michael. I think it's my new recipe app and I'll have to fix that.