• How can you have a successful braai without this recipe? Homemade barbecue sauce is a delicious way to add some special flavour to any meat dish. Slightly sweet, slightly tart and delicious on any grilled meat.

    Quick dinner idea: Coat 2kg spare ribs in the barbecue sauce and roast in a hot oven at 220°C until cooked through, sticky and sweet. Serves 4 – 6.

    Homemade barbecue sauce

    Serves: Makes 500 ml (2 cups)
    Cooking Time: 45 mins


    • 500ml (2 cups) tomato sauce
    • 60ml (¼ cup) apple cider vinegar
    • 60ml (¼ cup) soya sauce
    • 250ml (1 cup) water
    • 60ml (¼ cup) brown sugar
    • 60ml (¼ cup) honey
    • 5ml (1 tsp) dried chilli flakes
    • a pinch of ground cinnamon



    Place all of the ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat and slowly bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until thick and glossy, 30 – 35 minutes.


    Remove from the heat, allow to cool and place in sterilised jars.


    Store in the fridge for 1 – 2 weeks.

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