Homemade Barbecue Sauce Recipe - Perfect Topping for Burgers

Chicken fillet topped with crispy bacon and melted cheese, finished with a good helping of barbecue sauce - homemade of course.  Okay, whilst this isn't the most healthiest of food to eat, it has to be said it is probably very naughty but it is also very nice!  That said the chicken fillet is fine, it's just the bacon and cheese - oh and the sauce that have all the calories....and perhaps the skinny chips, but I'm pretty sure the lettuce makes it all okay?!

This makes quite a bit of sauce - hard to say for how many as it depends on how much sauce you want to pile on your burgers!
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You will need:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion - finely chopped
400g can chopped tomatoes - drained from their juice
2 nice fat garlic cloves - finely chopped
85g molasses sugar
3 tablespoons malt vinegar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 good squirt of tomato purée

How to do it:
Heat the oil in a saucepan and add the chopped onion.  Allow to cook over a gentle heat for about 10 minutes until nicely softened. Put the onions and the tomatoes into a blender or use a stick blender, then return to the saucepan along with the rest of the ingredients and mix together.  Bring to the boil and then reduce heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes, until the sauce thickens. 

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A few other burger topping ideas from fellow bloggers;
Camilla's Turkey Burgers with Bacon and Pineapple
Beccas's Homemade Burger Sauce
Kavey's Perfect Burger Recipes
Katie's Chunky Sweetcorn Relish

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  1. I love a good burger with all the trimmings - though mine would be vegetarian of course ;) your homemade BBQ sauce sounds absolutely wonderful - perfect for dipping your chips in too!

  2. Ooh yummy Jan, there's nothing like homemade BBQ sauce and your's sounds lush! Thanks for linking to my Turkey Burgers:-)

  3. Sounds yummy to me! Burgers are great!

  4. I too love my froothie optimum blender!
    Great idea to use for this recipe!

  5. Oh I do love me a good loaded burger! The BBQ sauce sounds just fab - I think hubby makes something similar for his barbecue chicken :)

  6. Mm, sounds utterly addictive - the kind of sauce I'd end up putting on everything.


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