Looking for a fabulous Vegan BBQ Sauce with no refined sugar or ketchup? Here it is!

Vegan BBQ sauce

Tangy, savory, and lusciously rich you won’t believe it’s ketchup and oil-free! It’s also very quick to make with straightforward pantry ingredients, seriously you won’t believe how easy it is! Everyone loves this sauce, vegan or carnivore – it’s a winner!

Homemade Vegan BBQ sauce


Wait! Isn’t all BBQ Sauce Vegan?

Actually no! Very often there’s honey and Worcestershire sauce in the ingredients, not to mention all the nasty additives and preservatives that assault the body. Make this instead, it tastes better and will do you good!

Homemade Vegan BBQ sauce


What Do I Put My Vegan BBQ Sauce on?

  • beans!!!
  • roasted potatoes or fries
  • grilled or baked tofu
  • burgers
  • meatloaf glaze
  • any roasted, baked, or steamed vegetables

Homemade Vegan BBQ sauce


What’s in this Vegan BBQ Sauce?

It’s whipped up with pantry ingredients:

  • onion
  • tomato paste
  • dried garlic powder
  • Date Syrup or maple syrup if you prefer
  • white wine vinegar
  • tamari
  • Dijon mustard

homemade Vegan BBQ sauce


How do I make it?


  1. “Saute” the onion in vegetable stock.
  2.  Add all the other ingredients, bring to the boil and simmer for 30 minutes.

That’s it!

Homemade Vegan BBQ sauce

Tips for Storing Vegan BBQ Sauce.

This keeps in the fridge for at least a week. It also freezes really well in an airtight container for at least 3 months.

I hope you love this recipe. If you make it please do let me know how it goes, rate the recipe and leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you:)


Homemade Vegan BBQ Sauce – No Ketchup!

A deliciously satisfying Homemade Vegan BBQ Sauce

  • Author: The Well Fed Yogi
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: sauce
  • Cuisine: Whole Food Plant Based
  • Diet: Vegan



34 tablespoons vegetable stock

1 cup diced onion, yellow or red

1/2 cup tomato PASTE

2 cups water

1 1/2 teaspoons dried garlic powder

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)

1/41/3 cup date syrup – depending on how sweet you like your sauce

1/3 cup white wine vinegar

1 tablespoon Tamari

1 heaped teaspoon Dijon mustard

Black pepper


  1. Heat the vegetable stock in a medium pan, add the onion and cook for 5-7 minutes until translucent.
  2. Add all the other ingredients, stir well to combine.
  3. Bring to the boil, turn down to a simmer and allow to simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. When cool you can puree the sauce if desired.

Did you make this recipe?

Share a photo and tag us — we can't wait to see what you've made!

Don’t forget to Pin it for later!

Pinterest Graphic, Vegan BBQ Sauce