Fast and Easy 5-Minute No-Cook Barbecue Sauce on the Fly – Vegan and Gluten-Free Recipe!

Easy 5-Minute No-Cook Barbecue Sauce on the Fly - Vegan and Gluten-Free Recipe!
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Sometimes you just need or want bbq sauce, and you don’t have any in the house, and so you are looking to create some homemade barbecue sauce on the fly, areweright? And as you search for a barbecue sauce (or barbeque sauce, if you prefer) recipe, you will find that most of them require cooking for 20 minutes or so, but you want your barbecue sauce now or, at least, very soon and without having to cook it. And you want it to be vegan and gluten-free. Well, this is the barbecue sauce recipe for you!

Not only that, but we can almost guarantee that you already have everything that you need in order to make this easy, and tasty!, homemade barbecue sauce recipe.

We’re not going to lie: this recipe came about because we needed it. (In fact, that’s how many of our recipes come into being.) That’s right, we not just ‘wanted’, but needed some barbecue sauce, and Right Now. You see, it was dinner time, and we had gotten a particularly intense craving for barbecue ‘chicken’ (using soy curls) to go with some left over brown rice and pinto beans, and we just had to have it.

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And necessity being the mother of great recipes, we ended up with this, and so now we are sharing it with you. For when you’ve just gotta have it.

Fast and Easy 5-Minute No-Cook Barbecue Sauce

This recipe as is makes about 3/4 cup of bbq sauce; the recipe lends itself to easy doubling, or even tripling.

NOTE: The only ingredients that are not optional are the ketchup, the sweeteners, and the vinegar. Everything else serves to define the flavour profile of your homemade barbecue sauce.


1/2 cup ketchup
2 Tablespoons total of any of the following sweeteners – the darker the sweetener the more depth your barbecue sauce will have: molasses, agave, brown rice syrup, brown sugar, white sugar. (We generally go for one tablespoon of molasses and one of agave or brown rice syrup.)
1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar or white vinegar
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon liquid aminos or gluten-free tamari or soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
1/8 teaspoon red pepper (if you like a little zing)


In a medium bowl, whisk together the ketchup, sweeteners, and vinegar until smooth and everything is fully incorporated. Then add all of the rest of your ingredients, and whisk until smooth. Then taste it, and adjust seasonings to your liking.

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Barbecue ‘Chicken’ Soy Curls with Homemade BBQ Sauce
Easy 5-Minute No-Cook Barbecue Sauce on the Fly - Vegan and Gluten-Free Recipe!

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