Portions: 6 servings
A tropical and delicious spicy guava BBQ sauce recipe with a medium heat level and flavors that combine sweet and spicy flavors. Another name for this sauce is Picnic BBQ sauce. This lovely homemade barbeque sauce brings a new twist to your barbeque parties.
By- Last revised . Published Oct 10, 2014.
Spicy guava BBQ sauce.
Why I ❤️ it
Guava paste (which you can buy or make at home) will thicken the sauce, impart a great deal of guava flavor, and add sweetness to this sweet, sour, and spicy sauce, better than anything you'll get at the grocery store.
You can drizzle this guava barbecue sauce over grilled meat or brush on meat before grilling for that caramelized sticky goodness anyone will love. It's the taste of summer vacation.
Spicy guava BBQ sauce recipe
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Utensils and tools
Before you start, make sure you have all the ingredients and utensils ready.
Step 1: Combining
In a small mixing bowl, combine guava paste, pepper, cayenne pepper, ¼ teaspoon of salt, and vinegar.
Add boiling water and, using a spatula dissolve the guava paste until it's smooth and well-combined. Add ketchup and stir to combine.
Step 2: Serving
Serve alongside your favorite grilled meat, or use as a pre-grill rub for pork, chicken, and even sausages.
- The base for this recipe is candied guava (for which we have a recipe too), which you can make at home or buy prepared [Amazon affiliate link].
- This yields about half a cup. Increase the ingredients in proportion to make more.
- Instead of ketchup, you can use tomato paste plus one tablespoon of brown sugar.
- I have added just a minimum of spiciness, but you can adjust it to your liking.
I highly recommend it with turkey chops, fried pork chops, grilled pork chops (instead of the mango sauce), BBQ smoky ribs, and even roasted chicken. Give it a try; you may find yourself daydreaming about it soon after.
Most meats can be seasoned with just some kosher salt and black pepper, and served with this BBQ sauce on the side.
If you're looking for another great BBQ sauce, try my dark rum BBQ sauce, with a lovely combination of smoky flavors.
Don't miss my oven potato fries with your BBQ, as well as these awesome summer mocktails perfect for everyone.
Instead of guava, you can use pineapple jam or mango jam, and combine it with your favorite blend of spices.
I sometimes add a teaspoon of onion salt instead of plain salt. This goes best served with pork.
Calories: 27kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 16mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg
What do you use guava paste for?
Guava paste can be used to make desserts, served with cheese, enjoyed as candy bites, or made into sauces.
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Homemade BBQ Spicy Guava Sauce
- 3 tablespoons guava paste (dulce de guayaba)
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 3 tablespoons boiling-hot water
- 3 tablespoons Ketchup
- In a small mixing bowl, combine guava paste, pepper, cayenne pepper, ¼ teaspoon of salt, and vinegar.Add boiling water and using a spatula dissolve the guava paste until it's smooth and well-combined.Add ketchup and stir to combine.
- Serve alongside your favorite grilled meat, or use as a pre-grill rub for pork, chicken, and even sausages.