May 31, 2023

Chef´s Choice – Homemade BBQ-Sauces

Stout Beer-Tomato Sauce

BBQ TimeSummertime is BBQ time. And a good barbecue meal tradtionally includes delicious sauces. Of course, nowadays you can find a wide range of prefabricated sauces in the supermarket shelves, but it’s also fun to create your own sauces. To give you readers a few suggestions, I publish a little series of quick and easy recipes for homemade barbecue sauces.

Your imagination has no limits, changing and complementing the recipes to your taste!


Tomatoes dicedIngredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion, finely diced
  • 400g canned diced tomatoes
  • 250 ml Guinness or Murphy´s stout beer
  • 60 ml black treacle (molasses)
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • 60 ml red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tspn brown sugar
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


First of all, drink the rest of the stout beer!

Heat the oil in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat.

Cook the onion, stirring occasionally, about 7 to 8 minutes or until slightly browned.

Stout BeerMix in the tomatoes, stout, black treacle, mustard, vinegar, sugar and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer the sauce about 30 minutes until it thickened. Stir occasionally that nothing adheres to the bottom of the pan. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

If you want a smoother ketchup-like consistency of the sauce, simply shred the mixture in a food processor or with a hand blender for a few seconds.

Allow the sauce to cool before serving.

Note: The sauce can be stored in a screw top glass or an airtight plastic container in the fridge for up to 10 days.

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