Thursday, February 14, 2013

Finger Lickin' Vegan BBQ Sauce




With spring creeping around the corner it makes us think of BBQ's, cook outs, and that good old 4th Of July celebrations where the temperature is high and the amount of food is even higher. This BBQ sauce recipe will have your guests or just you and your family licking their fingers and asking for more. Easy to prepare and with lots of flavor, it will go great with any meat alternative you want to put it on. Pair with a refreshing beverage and you have yourself a warm weather meal that will comfort anyone on a long day. Enjoy!


Vegan BBQ Sauce



Ingredients

-1 cup ketchup
-1 large garlic clove, chunked up
-1 Tablespoon Vegan Worcestershire sauce
-1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard (Grey Poupon)
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
-3/4 teaspoon onion powder
-1/2 cup brown sugar
-1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
-2 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar
-1/4 cup molasses
-2 Tablespoons agave
-2 Tablespoons maple syrup
-1/2 cup soy sauce
-1/2 Tablespoon liquid smoke
-2 teaspoons freshly ginger, finley minced
-1 Tablespoon sweet paprika
-1/8 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
-1 teaspoon dried cilantro
-1 long stem of green onion, chunked up



Directions

Put all ingredients in a medium/large sauce pan, Cook on low to medium heat for 1 hours, whisking every 15 to 20 minutes. Once done, with a slotted spoon (or mesh strainer) strain out the garlic and green onion pieces. Pour into a large container and chill for dinner. Serve with vegan chicken, ribs, pork, tofu, and/or use for dipping or topping. Enjoy!

*TIP*

-If you don't have brown sugar, you can sub in regular sugar or up the other sweeteners.
-Liquid smoke is usually found in the BBQ sauce aisle and is minimal in price.

-Amy