BBQ: Apple City BBQ Sauce

This recipe is taken from Peace Love and Barbecue and modified by me (basically to make it hotter!).  I may be biassed, but this is by far the most delicious BBQ sauce I have been lucky enough to taste.


  • 1 cup tomato sauce (Masterfoods)
  • 2/3 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Bulmers Apply Cider
  • 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup raw brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 table spoon American mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder (or more if you dare)
  • 1/2 cup Bacon bits, ground fine
  • 1/2 cup finely grated apple
  • 1/3 cup finely grated onion


Combine all ingredients aside from apple and onion in a saucepan and bring to the boil.  Slowly add apple and onion and simmer for about 20 minutes to thicken.