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Homemade Vegan Barbecue Sauce Recipe

How To Make Vegan BBQ Sauce

Tully Zander
If you’ve been looking for the perfect vegan BBQ sauce for a while, then you might have already considered making your own vegan BBQ sauce at home. It is a difficult process to check the ingredient lists for BBQ sauces to ensure whether it is vegan or not, only to come up empty-handed if the manufacturer is not transparent about production processes.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dips & Sauces
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • ½ cup organic ketchup
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice or white vinegar
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp organic brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp of prepared mustard
  • 1 tbsp vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • cup water


  • Take a small saucepan in which you’re going to combine all your ingredients and then set it over medium-high heat at first. Here, you’ll proceed to add all of your ingredients one by one - beginning from the ketchup, with your water being the final ingredient that you add to your saucepan.
  • To combine all these ingredients efficiently, you’ll need to gently whisk all of the ingredients together.
  • After these ingredients have been successfully combined, you need to do bring them to a low boil.
  • Once the ingredients have boiled, turn the heat down so that it begins to simmer instead.
  • You’ll need to let all the combined ingredients simmer for around 20 minutes depending on your heat - or at least to a point where you see the liquid is reduced and thickening.
  • Once you see the liquid thicken to a consistency that resembles barbecue sauce, you can take the saucepan off the heat and let it cool to your desired temperature.
  • Once you’ve let your homemade vegan BBQ sauce cool down according to this vegan BBQ sauce recipe, you’ll need to store it in a glass container, such as a glass jar. You can also choose to seal it - this way, you can store your homemade vegan BBQ sauce for a period of three weeks.
  • If you’re making large batches of your homemade vegan BBQ sauce, you can choose to multiple the aforementioned proportions of each ingredient accordingly.
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