Homemade barbecue sauce

Homemade barbecue sauce

This easy homemade barbecue sauce recipe was created by chef Adam Gray for Kikkoman. Serve with chargrilled meats and poultry or in a burger.

  • Serves4
  • Preparation Time10 mins
  • Cooking Time2 hours


  • 50ml of extra virgin rapeseed oil
  • 2 large onions, finely diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 Braeburn apples, peeled and 2cm diced
  • ½tsp ofchilli flakes
  • 100g of brown sugar, dark soft
  • 100ml ofKikkoman soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp of cider vinegar
  • 300ml of tomato ketchup
  • 150ml of chicken stock


Heat the rapeseed oil in a thick bottomed saucepan and fry the onion and garlic until just softened with no colour

Add the apple and chilli and fry for a further minute. Stir in the sugar, soy sauce, chicken stock, vinegar and tomato ketchup

Simmer gently until the apples are softened. Transfer to a blender and blitz until smooth. Pass through a fine strainer. The sauce can be served warm or at room temperature and can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days