Naturally Sweet BBQ Sauce

Naturally Sweet BBQ Sauce

The secret to this barbecue sauce is using dates instead of sugar to make it sweet - the rest of the ingredients keep it balanced.


1 small onion, finely chopped
125 mL (1/2 cup) chopped pitted medjool dates
375 mL (1 1/2 cups) strained tomato puree (passata)
45 mL (3 tbsp) cider vinegar
10 mL (2 tsp) Worcestershire sauce
2 mL (1/2 tsp) hot pepper sauce
5 mL (1 tsp) each dried thyme & chili powder


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Makes: 500 mL


In blender, combine onion, dates, puree, vinegar, Worcestershire and hot pepper sauces.
Blend until smooth. Pour into saucepan and bring to a boil.
Simmer for about 5 minutes or until thickened.

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