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Guava Barbeque Sauce

Rated as 4.83 out of 5 Stars

"One of the best slathers for ribs and ham. Its exotic fruitiness goes well with chicken, turkey, duck and even game. Guava paste is much beloved by Cuban Americans, Puerto Ricans, and South Americans too!"
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35 m servings 43
Original recipe yields 24 servings (3 cups)


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  1. Place the water, guava paste, vinegar, rum, tomato paste, lemon juice, onion, ginger, soy sauce, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and scotch bonnet pepper into a saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, whisking until evenly blended. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the sauce has slightly thickened and is richly flavored, 10 to 15 minutes. The sauce should be pourable. If it has become too thick, thin it with some water. Serve hot or cold.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 43 calories; 0 9.5 0.2 0 86 Full nutrition

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Very delicious. Very easy to make. I added a little more liquid, but that was the only chage. This recipe is very flavorful. Would be delicious on just about any type of protein, maybe even tof...

I really love this guava barbecue sauce that a local Cuban restaurant makes (that sadly went out of business). So when I saw this, I was so excited! This sauce was a great barbecue sauce, but mi...



Followed the recipe almost exactly - used ground ginger instead of fresh and sriraccha instead of the pepper which I didn't have. Delicious!! It is a bit sweet, but I prefer sweet BBQ sauce.

This is a very nice, very fruity BBQ sauce. We found this recipe reminding us of Jamaica, and that's a good thing! I followed the recipe as written, except I used Scotch Bonnet pepper powder ...

We generally lean toward vinegar based sauces and away from sweeter ones but I had a package of guava paste to use and found this recipe. It's exceptional, has complex flavors and is easy to mak...

I made it, but tweaked it to have more of a far East flavor. I omitted the cold water, scotch bonnet peppers, and cut back on the lemon juice.. I then added Dragonfly Sweet soy sauce, Thai c...

So good, followed the recipe exactly except for I could not find a scotch bonnet pepper so I threw in a jalapeno and it had a little kick. Also I probably put a lot more guava paste than the rec...