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Bec’s BBQ Tomato sauce

Small jar of Bec's Tomato Sauce on a wooden board

I serve this BBQ Tomato sauce as an accompaniment at loads of my classes, and I’m always asked for the recipe by at least one student in each class. Its a recipe that needs to be shared!

So here it is, my family favourite BBQ Tomato sauce, with flavour. This sauce is not too sweet and has layers of flavour that I’m sure you’ll love. Even the children that frequent my kitchen love this one.

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Image of 3 jars or tomato sauce with tomatoes in the front
jar of Bec's Tomato sauce with lid

Bec’s BBQ – Tomato sauce

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This BBQ tomato sauce recipe is used at home and in the cooking school. It goes great with our homemade sausages.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Course Condiment
Cuisine Australian
Servings 1 quantity
Method Thermomix and Conventional


  • Thermomix or Food Processor


  • 50 g vinegar white vinegar is fine but whatever you wish
  • 100 g sugar
  • 25 g Murray valley pink sea salt
  • 1 Cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp powdered cloves
  • 1 tsp juniper berries
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper corns
  • 1 500 g fresh sun ripened tomatoes peeled and cored *see notes
  • 120 g Brown onions chopped
  • 120 g cooking apples chopped


Thermomix method

  • Place the first 7 ingredients into your TM bowl and set for 5 minutes/Varoma temp/speed 2-3
  • In the meantime prep the rest of the ingredients.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to the TM bowl and chop on speed 7 for 5 seconds. If there is too much to fit in the bowl chop ½ way through with the MC in place on speed 7 for 5 seconds then add the remainder chopping again when you have everything in. But Please Do NOT go over the recommended marks inside the TM bowl. Over filling your TM when it is cooking is dangerous.
  • Place the simmering basket on top of the lid then cook for 60 minutes/100°c/speed 1 +reverse.
  • When the time is up put the MC in place and process on speed 8 for 20 seconds or smooth enough for your liking.
  • You can now cook further to reduce (with the simmering basket on top) or leave it the way it is and pack into jars or bottles.

Conventional method

  • Place the first 7 ingredients into a large pot and bring to the boil.
  • Once boiling add the remainder of the ingredients and cook for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  • If the tomatoes have not broken up in this time cook further.
  • Using a blender or food processor process till smooth. Return it to the heat and cook till thickened to your liking. You may need to use a spatter guard here.


Make this recipe with ripe tomatoes for full flavour.  If it’s not the season for tomatoes, add a small handful of sun-dried or semi sundried to the mix, this will intensify the flavour.

Want to know more?

Would you like to learn how to add more flavour? Our online course “A bit on the side“, might be the answer.

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  1. Hi
    Is that 1500gms/ 1.5 kgs of tomatoes?
    Also, can it be left a bit chunkier like a relish or is a thickener needed?

    1. Yes, that’s right, 1.5kg is 1500gm. Sure, if you’d like to leave it chunky, that would be ok. However, you may need to reduce it (cook it out longer) further to get the desired texture. You can just leave out step 5, where you blend.

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