Sweet Smoky Tomato Basting Sauce Sweet Smoky Tomato Basting Sauce

Sweet Smoky Tomato Basting Sauce 150 Image by: Sweet Smoky Tomato Basting Sauce 150 Author: Canadian Living

This sauce mellows out considerably when brushed over meat on the grill, but it also packs a punch of flavour when served as a side sauce at the table. For doubly delicious results, use it to baste while grilling and serve extra sauce at the table. 

  • Portion size 2 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: July 2012



In small saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion and garlic, stirring occasionally, until lightly golden, about 3 minutes.

Add strained tomatoes, tomato paste, apple cider, vinegar, molasses, chipotle peppers, brown sugar, adobo sauce, mustard and liquid smoke; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring often, until thickened, about 15 minutes.

Transfer to food processor; purée until smooth. (Make-ahead: Let cool for 30 minutes; refrigerate in airtight container for up to 2 weeks.)

Nutritional facts Per 1/4 cup: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 119 mg
  • Sugars 11 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 79.0
  • Total fat 2 g
  • Potassium 296 mg
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat trace
  • Total carbohydrate 15 g


  • Iron 10.0
  • Folate 2.0
  • Calcium 3.0
  • Vitamin A 4.0
  • Vitamin C 5.0
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Sweet Smoky Tomato Basting Sauce