Fruity BBQ Sauce

A quick and easy barbecue sauce made with jam.
Yield about 1½ cups
Time 10 minutes
  • small saucepan
  • wooden spoon
  • 1 c jam, jelly, or marmelade
  • ½ c plain tomato sauce
  • 2 T onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 t cider vinegar
  • 1 t soy sauce
  • 1 t strong mustard
  • 1 t liquid smoke (optional)
Directions Combine everything over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Let cook for a minute or two, then taste and adjust seasonings. If your jam is very sweet, for example, you might want to add more vinegar and/or mustard.

Depending on the jam, your BBQ sauce might be quite chunky. For a smoother sauce, blend with an immersion blender.

Serve hot with tofu, tempeh, or whatever else your heart desires.

Notes This is a great way to use up leftover jam, but since they come in so many different varieties and levels of sweetness, you might have to do a lot of tasting and seasoning to get your sauce just right.

Also try my recipe for Easy barbecue sauce.

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BBQ sauce with leftover jam