Blue Cheese Dressing

vegan | quick | easy | gluten-free | 10 ingredients or less | 15 minutes or less | year-round

The fifth of six recipes that create one epic seventh recipe, from Dustin Harder’s new cookbook, Epic Vegan: Wild and Over-the-Top Plant-based Recipes - available now for pre-order.

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Red BBQ Sauce

The fourth of six recipes that create one epic seventh recipe, from Dustin Harder’s new cookbook, Epic Vegan: Wild and Over the Top Plant-based Recipes - available now for pre-order. NEW COOKBOOK, EPIC VEGAN: WILD AND OVER THE TOP PLANT-BASED RECIPES - AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER.

Red BBQ Sauce from  Epic Vegan  by Dustin Harder. Photo by Kari of Beautiful Ingredient. #bbqsauce #bbq #bbqsaucerecipe #vegansauce #veganbbq #vegansummerrecipe #veganrecipe #epicvegan

Red BBQ Sauce from Epic Vegan by Dustin Harder. Photo by Kari of Beautiful Ingredient. #bbqsauce #bbq #bbqsaucerecipe #vegansauce #veganbbq #vegansummerrecipe #veganrecipe #epicvegan

vegan | easy | gluten-free | summer | year-round

The fourth recipe in our Epic Vegan series is a summery treat that doesn’t take much effort to make: Red BBQ Sauce. So delicious slathered onto anything grilled, it’s a great all-around BBQ sauce. And once you discover how easy it is to make BBQ sauce at home, you may find yourself experimenting to create your own brand.

Red BBQ Sauce from  Epic Vegan  by Dustin Harder. Photo by Kari of Beautiful Ingredient. #bbqsauce #bbq #bbqsaucerecipe #vegansauce #veganbbq #vegansummerrecipe #veganrecipe #epicvegan

Red BBQ Sauce from Epic Vegan by Dustin Harder. Photo by Kari of Beautiful Ingredient. #bbqsauce #bbq #bbqsaucerecipe #vegansauce #veganbbq #vegansummerrecipe #veganrecipe #epicvegan

Red BBQ Sauce from  Epic Vegan  by Dustin Harder. Photo by Kari of Beautiful Ingredient. #bbqsauce #bbq #bbqsaucerecipe #vegansauce #veganbbq #vegansummerrecipe #veganrecipe #epicvegan

Red BBQ Sauce from Epic Vegan by Dustin Harder. Photo by Kari of Beautiful Ingredient. #bbqsauce #bbq #bbqsaucerecipe #vegansauce #veganbbq #vegansummerrecipe #veganrecipe #epicvegan


Red BBQ Sauce

recipe

FROM EPIC VEGAN BY DUSTIN HARDER

vegan | easy | gluten-free | summer | year-round

PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES | COOK TIME: 30 MINUTES | TOTAL TIME: 40 MINUTES

Yield: 1¼ cups (440 g)

Author’s note: One summer I designed a menu with a friend of mine at her restaurant, Urban Vegan Kitchen in NYC, for a pop-up dinner with a BBQ theme. We wanted to include as many styles of BBQ sauce as we could on the menu. I’m delighted to offer a couple of the variations to you, as these BBQ sauces came about from nights of testing them over and over, making the smallest adjustments with my dear friend Pamela Elizabeth. Both are super tasty, but the white BBQ sauce won over the crowd at the dinner; hopefully it does the same for your hungry family and friends.

Tip: Blenders and heat don’t mix! Either let the mixture cool completely before transferring to the blender, or remove the plug from the top of the blender and cover with a towel. Start blending on low and increase the speed until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Sauté the onion for 3 to 5 minutes, or until softened. Add the garlic and sauté 1 additional minute, until fragrant. Slowly add the bourbon and cook for 4 to 6 minutes, or until the bourbon has completely cooked off. Add the ketchup, 1⁄3 cup (80 ml) of the water, brown sugar, chili powder, smoked paprika, mustard, vinegar, and molasses. Stir well. Bring to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  2. Transfer to a high-speed blender (see Tip), add the remaining 1⁄3 cup (80 ml) water, and blend until smooth.



Red BBQ Sauce from  Epic Vegan  by Dustin Harder. Photo by Kari of Beautiful Ingredient. #bbqsauce #bbq #bbqsaucerecipe #vegansauce #veganbbq #vegansummerrecipe #veganrecipe #epicvegan

Red BBQ Sauce from Epic Vegan by Dustin Harder. Photo by Kari of Beautiful Ingredient. #bbqsauce #bbq #bbqsaucerecipe #vegansauce #veganbbq #vegansummerrecipe #veganrecipe #epicvegan


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The second of six recipes that create one epic seventh recipe, from Dustin Harder’s new cookbook, Epic Vegan: Wild and Over-the-Top Plant-based Recipes - available now for pre-order.

vegan | quick | easy | gluten-free option | 30 minutes or less* | year round

*longer with baking option

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