Friday, August 09, 2013

I know you can buy tomato sauce.  I know it is very good, don't get me wrong, but if you have a little time I promise you that this tangy tomato sauce will make any BBQ meal that little bit better.



  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped 
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed 
  • 200g crushed tomatoes 
  • 2 tablespoons tomato puree 
  • 1 tablespoon light soft brown sugar 
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 
  • a few drops of Tabasco sauce 
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 
  • 1 tablespoon English mustard
  • salt and freshly-ground pepper


  1. Heat the oil in a medium-sized pan. Add the onion and the garlic and fry over a medium heat for seven to eight minutes, stirring now and then, until the onions are soft and lightly browned.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients to the pan and leave the sauce to simmer very gently for ten minutes, giving it a stir every now and then until it has slightly thickened.
  3. Serve hot or cold- but it really is at its best when hot, smothering a BBQ cooked sausage in a soft white bun! 

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  1. #1. What is English Mustard? I love mustard, and am always willing to try a new(to me) variety!

    #2. I love making my own tomato sauce. It's so easy, and way tastier than anything store bought.

    1. English mustard powder is a dry table and cooking condiment made from ground mustard, turmeric and wheat flour. It is a speciality of England and rarely seen elsewhere. It has a bright yellow colour, and a strong, sharp flavour that is somewhat bitter and pungent rather than hot. I buy it from Walmart in Canada as a powder. Its very yummy in homemade burgers too or simply mix the powder with a little water to make a mustard spread for wonderful ham sandwiches!
      Yes, home made always rocks over bought- it's just having the time to whip a batch up!


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