Chef´s Choice – Homemade BBQ-Sauces – Sweet-hot Diablo Sauce

Chef´s Choice – Homemade BBQ-Sauces

Sweet-hot Diablo Sauce

BBQ TimeSummertime is BBQ time. And a good barbecue meal tradtionally includes delicious sauces. Of course, nowadays you can find a wide range of prefabricated sauces in the supermarket shelves, but it’s also fun to create your own sauces. To give you readers a few suggestions, I publish a little series of quick and easy recipes for homemade barbecue sauces.

Your imagination has no limits, changing and complementing the recipes to your taste!


  • 350 ml ketchup
  • 100 g brown sugar
  • 60 ml honey
  • 100 ml red wine vinegar
  • 60 g butter
  • 1 medium size red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 red chillies, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tspn cayenne pepper
  • 1 tspn hot paprika powder
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


BBQ sweet-hot Diablo sauceMix ketchup, sugar, red onion, honey, vinegar, butter, chillies and garlic in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring permanently.

Reduce heat to low, add cayenne pepper and paprika powder. Simmer the whole lot, stirring occasionally, until sauce is slightly thickened. Season with salt and black pepper to your taste.

If you want a smoother ketchup-like consistency of the sauce, simply shred the mixture in a food processor or with a hand blender for a few seconds.

Let the sauce cool down before serving.


About tfrsecretary

Born in Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany in 1957, I was educated at a Baccalaureate High School. Later completed Technical University with a degree in Economic Informatics. I served for 12 years in the German Army before joining a French computer company for another 10 years. Then ran my own motorcycle and gastronomy businesses before deciding to retire. I arrived in North Cyprus with my second wife in 2004 and since her sad loss in 2011, I have kept myself very busy trying to help others with similar problems and in 2012 became the Secretary of “The Foreign Residents in the TRNC” (TFR). I am very keen to see expat communities coming together and playing their part in helping North Cyprus, our adopted homeland.
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