Friday, November 14, 2008

Pomegranate BBQ Sauce

I love me some BBQ sauce. I like making it at home because it's one of those things you can whip up real quick with things you have already, it's delicious, and it's hard to find a good gluten-free BBQ sauce. My stand-by BBQ sauce is Country Bob's, but sometimes I just want something different. Like this sauce. I was trying to think of things to do with pomegranates, and remembered I have a bottle of pomegranate molasses in the cabinet I've hardly used. I made this to go on meatloaf, but it would be great on anything. Sprinkle with pomegranate seeds before serving. 
Pomegranate BBQ Sauce
1/2 c onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 c brown sugar
2-3 T pomegranate molasses (found at Greek groceries or online)
1 t liquid smoke
2 t Worcestershire sauce (Lea & Perrins is GF)
1 t salt
1/2 t cayenne
1/3 c cider vinegar
1/4 c water
1 t dry mustard
1 t chili flakes (more or less, to taste)

Combine everything in a saucepan, cook for 15-20 minutes until slightly thickened. Sauce will thicken more as it cools, and a lot once it's cold! Serve over meats or whatever you eat BBQ sauce with!


  1. What a creative use of pom!! I love it! Thanks :)

  2. Jenn, the Leftover Queen, just announced on the Foodie Forum that POM is sponsoring a pomegranate cooking contest, so you may want to submit this recipe. Lovely photo!

  3. Beautiful! I also have a bottle of pomegranate molasses I'm always trying to find uses for. This looks just delicious! I love how the fresh pomegranate seeds shimmer.

  4. Rachel, I've already beat you to it! I submitted it on the Pom site this afternoon! Thanks though!

    Andrea, I use it in a lot of stuff, salad dressings, gravies, any sauces that need a sweet/sour kick!

    Bunny, thanks! I love BBQ sauce and this just seemed natural!

  5. This looks great. Elise at Simply Recipes has a tasty and easy recipe for homemade pomegranate molasses. I love pomegranates...any way!