Homemade brown sauce

Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only

Go the extra mile for your fry up or bacon sandwich and make the nation's favourite condiment, brown sauce!

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:50 mins
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 28
  • fat 0g
  • saturates 0g
  • carbs 6g
  • sugars 6g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 0g
  • salt 0.1g


  • 500g pitted dates
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 chilli, deseeded and chopped
  • juice 1 orange
  • 75ml apple juice
  • 75ml malt vinegar
  • 50g molasses
  • 50g tamarind paste
  • 25g tomato paste


  1. Put all the ingredients in a large saucepan with 150ml cold water and 1 tsp salt. Cover the surface with baking parchment. Simmer over a low heat for 50 mins until the fruit softens. Cool for 30 mins.

  2. Transfer to a blender and blend, then decant into containers while warm. Seal and store in the fridge. Will keep for up to 2 months.

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