BBQ Sauce – ‘Dark Sauce’


I was devastated when I realised corn was in EVERYTHING!!!! I don’t want our family to miss out on all the yummy sauces in the world, so I have set myself a challenge to gradually make them all suitable. This is my daughter’s favourite to go with sausages or burgers. It is a BBQ sauce but she has taken to calling it the ‘Dark Sauce’ – the name has stuck. I had to make up a batch of this sauce today as our stock in the fridge had run dry. I was planning on making burgers for dinner and always add some sauce into them to make them extra delicious. I will blog the burgers next…


  • 200g tomato paste
  • 1 Tb coconut oil
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbs Molasses
  • ½ cup golden syrup (or honey or maple syrup)
  • A sprinkle of ground salt (I use Himalayan salt)
  • A sprinkle of garlic and onion powder


  1. Melt coconut oil in a medium size saucepan
  2. Add remaining ingredients
  3. Stir over a medium to low heat for 7-10 minutes (until it is the thickness you would like it)
  4. Store in a glass jar or bottle. I use a passata bottle as it has a wide enough neck to be able to scrape out the end of the sauce but still be able to pour like a sauce bottle
  5. Store in the fridge

If you give this recipe a try please let me know how it turns out, I’m happy to troubleshoot or discuss how you could substitute these ingredients if some of the ones I’ve used aren’t suitable to your family’s sensitivities.


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