Pimento BBQ Sauce
(Ribs, Chicken and Beef)


I really enjoy making and using this sauce. The different ingredients bring out so many flavours. There are notes of sweet and spicy, and a hint of sour. This sauce can be used for basting ribs and as a dipping sauce for delicate meats like pimento wood smoked beef tenderloin. Hope you enjoy this recipe.

 -Chef Conroy


3 tbsp onion peeled and finely diced
1 tbsp garlic
1 tbsp ginger skinned and finely chopped
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup vinegar
4 cups ketchup
1 cup soy sauce
2 fresh pimento leaves
1 tbsp pimento seeds toasted and finally ground
1 stick cinnamon
1 tsp grated nutmeg
2 tbsp jerk sauce
salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat a deep pot and sauté onion, garlic, and ginger
  • Add sugar and cook until melted
  • Add vinegar and cook until vinegar is about to reduce
  • Add ketchup, soy sauce, and rest of ingredients
  • Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer
  • Cook sauce for another hour
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper
  • Strain sauce and allow to cool
  • Refrigerate until ready to use