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

asked by Ron S about 4 years ago
4 answers 8461 views
00c46d23 3575 4258 98ff 95bf01356ea4  stringio
added about 4 years ago

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

A9f88177 5a41 4b63 8669 9e72eb277c1a  waffle3
added about 4 years ago


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

Tamarind paste.

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added about 4 years ago

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

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
added about 4 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.