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How do you make a BBQ sauce less sweet? Add lemon?

asked by Ron S about 2 years ago
4 answers 4369 views
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added about 2 years ago

Depends on other ingredients. More tomato sauce? More mustard? Ive sometimes solved that problem with a bit of soy sauce

Waffle3
added about 2 years ago


Vinegar, the apple cider variety would be a good choice.

Tamarind paste.

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added about 2 years ago

I agree with the vinegar addition. Cut back on the sweet ingredient, probably brown sugar, and add more vinegar.

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added about 2 years ago

I would also try adding some spice to offset the sweet. Chili powder or fresh chilies, onion, or shallots add a nice compliment to sweet flavor profile.