Chef´s Choice – Homemade BBQ-Sauces – Full Tomato Flavour Sauce

Chef´s Choice – Homemade BBQ-Sauces

Full Tomato Flavour 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!

Tomato paste_2Ingredients

  • 200 – 300 g concentrated tomato paste (no ketchup)
  • 1 tspn dried oregano
  • 2 tspn dried rosemary
  • 1 tspn dried thyme
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp hot pepper sauce (e.g. Tabasco)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • red wine vinegar
  • salt, freshly ground black pepper


Heat 100 to 150 ml of water in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the tomato paste, oregano, rosemary, thyme and sugar. Mix well.

BBQ Full TomatoBring to a boil, stirring constantly. Then reduce heat, add the garlic, hot pepper sauce and soy sauce and let the whole lot simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Season with vinegar, salt and pepper to your taste.

The consistency can be modified either by prolonged simmering or by adding more water.

Let the sauce cool down before serving. To get the full flavour, put it into the fridge over night.


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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