Perfect for tempeh, jackfruit, tofu, or beans, this thick and rich vegan BBQ sauce is everything you need for your summer cookouts. Tangy and a little sweet, it’s perfectly seasoned and so easy to make.
What Makes This Recipe So Good
- Tangy and just a little sweet, this sauce is everything you would want from BBQ. The main difference? It tastes so much better than store-bought BBQ sauces. No, really. And because you’re creating it yourself, you can really make it your own, adjusting the spices as needed to find your perfect blend.
- This vegan bbq sauce seriously could not be easier to make. Whisk everything together in a saucepan then let it simmer for 20 minutes or so, until it’s the perfect consistency.
- Refrigerate any leftover bbq sauce in an airtight container, like a mason jar. It should keep roughly 2 weeks in the fridge, although we always use ours up faster than that!
- This sauce is SUPER versatile. I love to use it on BBQ Jackfruit sandwiches, tempeh, as a dipping sauce for crispy tofu, or even just stirred into beans for an easy vegan BBQ baked beans.
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- 1 cup ketchup
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon vegan Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce or coconut aminos, or tamari
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- ½ teaspoon mustard powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ⅓ teaspoon chili powder or a heaping ¼ teaspoon
- ⅓ teaspoon black pepper or a heaping ¼ teaspoon
- 2 tablespoons water
- Small saucepan
- Add all ingredients to small saucepan over medium heat and whisk thoroughly to combine.
- Bring mixture to rapid simmer, then reduce heat to low and slow simmer 15 to 20 minutes, or until sauce has thickened.
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