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Cyndi’s Sweet Chilli Sauce and BBQ Sauce – As Seen on Studio 10!

Yields20 Servings

Here are Cyndi's healthy versions of two popular sauces, Sweet Chilli Sauce and BBQ Sauce!

Sweet Chilli Sauce
 6 large red chillies (remove half the seeds, if you don’t like it too spicy)
 4 cloves garlic
 100 ml filtered water
 200 ml apple cider vinegar
 1 cup Changing Habits Rapadura Sugar
 1 tsp Changing Habits Seaweed Salt
 1 tbsp fish sauce (optional)
BBQ Sauce
 2 cups very ripe and cooked tomatoes, pureed
 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
 1/2 cup blackstrap molasses
 1/2 tsp Tabasco sauce
 1 tsp Changing Habits Seaweed Salt
 1/2 cup Changing Habits Rapadura Sugar
 1/2 tsp allspice
 1 tsp Changing Habits Chilli Powder
 1 tsp paprika
 1/2 tsp Changing Habits Nutmeg
 1/2 tsp Changing Habits Cumin Powder
 1/2 tsp Changing Habits Pepper

Finely chop the chillies and garlic, or place in a food processor and chop.


Add all ingredients to a saucepan and turn up to medium-high heat making sure it doesn’t burn at the bottom.


Cook for approximately 45 minutes until it reduces and thickens.


Allow to cool, then add the fish sauce (optional) and stir to combine.


Place in a glass jar and refrigerate.

Sweet Chilli Sauce - Thermomix method

Place chilli and garlic in Thermomix bowl and chop 6 sec | speed 5, scraping down sides.


Add all other ingredients and mix 4 sec | speed 3.


Cook Var | 12 mins | speed 2.5 with MC off. If sauce starts to bubble up on lid, just turn down to spoon soft. It may still rise so keep an eye on it.


Cook further at 100C | 33 min | speed 1 MC off.


Place in glass jar and keep in fridge.

Turning the Sweet Chilli Sauce into Chilli Jam

The great thing about this sauce, is that it is only a matter of cooking it longer to make a chilli jam. Cook it for an extra 10 mins at step 4, then you will have a beautiful chilli jam to use.

Tip – To test the consistency of the sauce or the jam, put about a tablespoon onto a plate and let cool. If it is at the consistency you like it is done. If it is too runny then cook for a few more minutes and re-test.

BBQ Sauce

Place all the ingredients in a small saucepan and simmer on a low heat until thickened slightly.


Once the sugar has dissolved and all the ingredients are combined, use a stick blender to blitz the mixture together.


Pour the sauce through a fine mesh sieve to remove any lumps or tomato skin and collect the sauce in a bowl.


Allow it to cool before pouring into a clean glass bottle.


Store in the fridge.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 20