I was sent some pomegranate molasses as a sample to try and loved its sweet and sour, tangy kind of taste. I reckoned that it would work brilliantly in a barbecue sauce -- and our kids agreed. You can use as a barbecue mop in the last 30 minutes of cooking your meat on the barbecue or marinate chicken or other meat in sauce for at least 30 minutes before cooking in oven or on barbecue. Do not grill or bake for longer than 45 minutes, as the sugar syrups and tomato ketchup are likely to burn and make the food taste bitter.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
15 mins


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • In a bowl, stir together the soy sauce, ketchup, pomegranate molasses, honey, sunflower seed oil, mustard, garlic, sea salt, black pepper, and paprika to make a smooth paste.


Nutrition Facts

38 calories; protein 0.3g; carbohydrates 5.7g; fat 1.8g; sodium 266.2mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
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Rating: 4 stars
This was delicious! The pomegranate molasses added another dimension to an otherwise traditional BBQ sauce! I added more fresh ground black pepper as a preference and used agave nectar instead of honey and EVOO instead of sunflower oil. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Inspired combination. It's now a house favourite. This sauce is 'ace' on pork chops or pork tenderloin roasted in the oven. As Axel Steenberg warns this sauce can burn after 30-45 minutes so watch closely. I'm a great fan of pomegranate molasses. I picked it up 'on spec' at the neighbourhood Middle Eastern grocery. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is quite delicious and super quick to throw together. It s tangy and not too sweet. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Made this for pulled pork I had left over. This is delicious! The pomegranate molasses gives it a sweet tart kick that is delightful. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I used regular molasses and canola oil for this only because that's what was around. LOVE it! We're an incredibly busy family (who isn't?) and it saves time to prep ahead. I've made this in a larger batch and stored it in the kitchen for a week. We've used it on roasts burgers & chicken. The roast went in the slow cooker with this. For the burgers I had made sliders and left a little out as one of the sauce choices. For the chicken we had breaded cutlets and I drizzled some over them. It's been a versatile sauce. Good stuff thanks for posting it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I'll cut back on the honey next time but it was delicious! I used EVOO instead of Sunflower Seed Oil because seriously who stocks that? We dipped kettle chips in it and yum...... Read More