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Easy barbecue sauce nutfreevegan
5 from 1 vote

Easy Barbecue Sauce

This simple vegan barbecue sauce packs a ton of flavor and can enhance any dish you want to slather it onto—which might be all of them after you try it.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Yield: 12 servings (About 3 cups)
Author: The Nut-Free Vegan


  • 1 tsp. olive oil*
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1- 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. chile powder


  • Heat oil over low-medium heat in medium sauce pan. Add onions and garlic. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently to avoid burning.
  • Add remaining ingredients and stir to mix.
  • Set heat to low. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let cool (the sauce will thicken as it does).
  • Refrigerate in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks.


*You can use vegetable oil as well, or substitute 1/4 cup of vegetable stock to avoid it altogether.


Serving: 2g