Hakuna Matata All-African Barbecue Sauce!

"This is equally good for red meats and poultry. The quantities given are flexible, but I suggest staying more or less with these ingredients and tasting! Yes, we like our spices, and yes, it's spicy, tangy and tasty!! Pour into a glass jar with a screwtop -- lasts forever in the fridge! Don't salt your meat before grilling; there is salt in this sauce. Baste meat with a brush as you grill it and when you turn it over. Can be used as a marinade for red meats like steaks. "Hakuna Matata" means "No Problem!" in Swahili ..."
 
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Ready In:
10mins
Ingredients:
14
Yields:
4 cups
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ingredients

  • 1 cup cooking oil (can use olive)
  • 1 cup vinegar (use best, like wine, malt or cider vinegar)
  • 34 cup brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 12 cup ketchup (tomato sauce, made from real tomatoes, not junk)
  • 12 cup chutney (a nice fruit chutney, not too sweet!)
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder (mild!)
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper, coarsely ground
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seed, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • 2 teaspoons mustard powder (use unsweetened table mustard if no powder available)
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped (or more if wanted)
  • 2 teaspoons ginger, ground
  • 2 teaspoons dried herbs (or a handful of fresh thyme)
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directions

  • Put all ingredients in a processor.
  • Process until thickish and smooth.
  • Taste for seasoning. If too sweet to your taste, add a little more vinegar.
  • (Our South African chutneys are not very sweet, neither are our ketchup and mustard sweet -- your products I am not familiar with. So if you use too-sweet products the sauce will also be too sweet).
  • This basting sauce must stand before use so the flavours can meld -- at least 30 minutes.
  • Keep in a screwtop bottle in the fridge, and shake or stir before use if it separates.
  • Can be used as a marinade, but we prefer to use it for basting. You can also chuck in a few onion chunks when processing.

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Reviews

  1. Dee_73
    My husband was drinking this out of my squirt bottle if the tells you anything lol
     
  2. momaphet
    I haven't even used this on anything to barbeque and it's earned its 5 stars! This sauce has an unusual, complex flavor. You have the fruit - but it's not very sweet, the tang from the vinegar and the zing of the spices. As written - do let it meld it was very good at first and great after sitting. This was made for the ZWT 4 Africa Spice It Up Challenge. I substituted fresh mango and 1/4 cup onion for the chutney, and I made curry powder using Recipe #38702, which may be zestier then the original. Since several of the spices in the curry powder are duplicated in the recipe I just added a little extra of the curry powder, though I did add extra corriander. I cut the recipe in fourths, and it still made a generous amount. Thank you Zurie for a great sauce, I can't wait to barbeque this weekend! Reviewed by a Chic Chef for ZWT4 Africa.
     
  3. Harley Quinn
    Absolutely wonderful flavor! I may use this instead of my "American" BBQ sauce from now on! I used mango chutney, and regular tomato sauce instead of ketchup. I used it on some chicken for a quick grill, but can't wait to use it again on other meats! I made a double batch so I'd have plenty. Thank you Zurie! Made for ZWT4
     
  4. Queen Dragon Mom
    I don't often give 5 stars but, due to the different ingredients and taste, this one is a 5. When I made this up, I didn't think that there was any chance it would be good. Smelled and tasted like French or Catalina dressing. It is certainly NOT either. Used it for brushing baby back pork ribs. Man, it is SO good! I couldn't find chutney, other than Patak's Hot mango. Was just right, though. Zurie, thank you for putting this up. It wil be one of my all-time favorites and will use it again and again. YUM! (I am sorry the photos aren't better. The recipe deserves a much clearer presentation.)
     
  5. Mom2Rose
    ZWT4: WOWZERS!! This is awesome Zurie!! I love the combination of flavors!!
     
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  1. momaphet
    I haven't even used this on anything to barbeque and it's earned its 5 stars! This sauce has an unusual, complex flavor. You have the fruit - but it's not very sweet, the tang from the vinegar and the zing of the spices. As written - do let it meld it was very good at first and great after sitting. This was made for the ZWT 4 Africa Spice It Up Challenge. I substituted fresh mango and 1/4 cup onion for the chutney, and I made curry powder using Recipe #38702, which may be zestier then the original. Since several of the spices in the curry powder are duplicated in the recipe I just added a little extra of the curry powder, though I did add extra corriander. I cut the recipe in fourths, and it still made a generous amount. Thank you Zurie for a great sauce, I can't wait to barbeque this weekend! Reviewed by a Chic Chef for ZWT4 Africa.
     
  2. Harley Quinn
    Absolutely wonderful flavor! I may use this instead of my "American" BBQ sauce from now on! I used mango chutney, and regular tomato sauce instead of ketchup. I used it on some chicken for a quick grill, but can't wait to use it again on other meats! I made a double batch so I'd have plenty. Thank you Zurie! Made for ZWT4
     

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