BBQ sausages with smoky tomato sauce

Light a barbie and grill these sausages with a smoky tomato sauce, perfect for kids and adults alike. They’re great for a family barbecue or a camping holiday

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:30 mins
  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 511
  • fat 35g
  • saturates 14g
  • carbs 31g
  • sugars 22g
  • fibre 4g
  • protein 15g
  • salt 1.8g


  • 24 chipolata sausages
  • 100g low-sugar ketchup
  • 100g passata
  • 100ml cider vinegar
  • 100g light brown soft sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tsp chipotle paste
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 8 wooden or metal skewers (if using wooden, soak in water for at least 15 mins first)


Cooking sausages

If you're worried about the sausages cooking through, simmer them in water first until they're completely cooked. Chill until needed, then use the barbecue to brown them and cook the sauce on.


  1. To make the sauce, combine the ingredients in a saucepan, then season. Bring to the boil and bubble for 3-4 mins until the sugar has completely dissolved and the sauce is glossy. Leave to cool. The sauce will keep in the fridge for up to two weeks or freeze for up to two months. 

  2. Heat a barbecue until the coals are glowing white hot. Lay six of the sausages next to each other and push one stick through one end of all the sausages and the other stick through the other ends so the sausages look like a ladder (leave a gap between each sausage). Repeat with the other sausages in batches of six. 

  3. Barbecue the sausages on each side until they are browned and cooked through, then brush with sauce and cook for a minute on each side until sticky-looking. Brush once more with the sauce before serving, and serve the rest of the sauce on the side.

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