Gourmet BBQ Sauce Recipe

A delicious BBQ sauce is the perfect partner to BBQ’d meat. How do you like your bbq sauce? Southern style? Texas inspired? Thai flavoured? Or with a touch of tequila? There are so many options to discover, whether it’s smoky aromas, or with lots of molasses, sweet, spicy, tangy, bold or subtle. Luckily the Victorian Golden Roast catering team is here to help you find the perfect sauce. Here’s our one of our current popular BBQ sauce recipes plus a list of our tried and tested flavour variations – all certified Tasty by the Victorian Golden Roast team.

Spiced Barbecue Sauce Recipe


1 tbsp Olive Oil
1 Red Onion , Finely Chopped
1 400g Can Copped Tomatoes (Ardmona are the best)
3 cloves Garlic
85g Brown Sugar
3 tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
1 tsp Tomato Paste
1-2 Red Chillies, deseeded and chopped


Heat oil in a sauce pan and add red onion and cook gently until softened

Add remaining ingredients, season and bring to boil and then reduce to simmer for 20-30 minutes until thickened.

Taste and add more chillies if wanting a hotter sauce

If wanting a smooth style sauce blend with a stick blender.

This sauce is great to baste chicken drumsticks during cooking, or use as a classic bbq sauce, or also as a tasty dipping sauce for anything barbecued. We’ve even used it at home cold as a replacement for tomato ketchup when making a sauce for prawn cocktail. Yum!

7 Gourmet BBQ Sauce Recipe Variations

Looking for some saucey inspiration? Here’s a list of some of the top flavours for BBQ events and parties.

1. Chipotle BBQ
Smoky chipotle and jalapeño peppers, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar and smoked paprika.

2. Cajun Spicey Sauce
Cajun seasoning, salt, pepper, paprika and tomato paste.

3. Hot Chilli Pepper sauce
Tomatoes, jalapeños, garlic & onion.

4. Chilli-Fruity Sauce
Chilli BBQ sauce spiked with pineapple and lemon.

7. Bourbon BBQ Sauce
Bourbon, molasses, chili peppers, anchovies, garlic & lemon.

5. Mediterranean BBQ Flavoured Sauce
Tangy-sweet flavor from vine-ripened tomatoes, molasses, and pomegranate.

6. Asian Fusion BBQ Sauce
Roasted Garlic and Honey, Chilli.

Want a home cooked style BBQ with mouth watering meats and sauces? Prepared and served by professionals? Check out our BBQ Catering Menus