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

Ron S
  • Posted by: Ron S
  • August 10, 2012


chef O. August 11, 2012
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.
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I agree with the vinegar addition. Cut back on the sweet ingredient, probably brown sugar, and add more vinegar.
ChefOno August 11, 2012

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

Tamarind paste.

kbckitchen August 10, 2012
Depends on other ingredients. More tomato sauce? More mustard? Ive sometimes solved that problem with a bit of soy sauce
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