Cauliflower Steak with BBQ Sauce

Cauliflower steak

Have you ever thought about making your own BBQ Sauce? It really isn’t that difficult and you can literally pour it onto anything. Today I made a cauliflower steak with BBQ sauce. Sometimes it’s nice to take a little break from meat and only have veggies and this cauliflower steak is the perfect solution for a veggie day.

Back to the BBQ sauce, after your first batch I swear you won’t go back to any store-bought BBQ sauce that contain all the ingredients you can’t control. Once you have the basic down you can play around with the flavors, by adding a little smokiness with smoked paprika powder, but there are countless other ingredients you can play around with to suit your needs.  The beauty of this recipe is that you will have enough to share a jar or two with some friends and or family. Unlike my last few recipes that were more on the spicy side this is much milder and should you want it spicier you can add more chili, but the flavors at the forefront are tanginess with a slight undertone of sweetness.

BBQ Sauce

Cauliflower Steak with BBQ Sauce

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 2

Ingredients

Cauliflower Steak

  • 1 big cauliflower
  • 1 lime
  • Handful chopped parsley

BBQ Sauce

  • 2 cup passata
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup coconut aminos
  • 8 dates
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

BBQ Sauce

  • Start by making the BBQ sauce, by adding 1 cup of passata in a blender and blend with the 8 dates till you get a cream consistency.
  • In a pan lightly toast the garlic powder, onion powder, cumin and chili.
  • Add the olive oil to the pan and incorporate with all the spices.
  • Add all the liquid and salt and stir everything together.
  • Lower heat to medium low and allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • Let it cool down completely and pour into jars.

Cauliflower Steak

  • Preheat oven to 200°C.
  • Clean cauliflower and slice into 4 thick slices.
  • Place parchment paper on your baking tray and put the cauliflower slices on top.
  • Brush the top of each slice with the BBQ sauce and place in the oven for 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes remove from the oven and gently flip each slice over to coat the other side with BBQ Sauce.
  • Place back in the oven for another 15 minutes.
  • Sprinkle top with some parsley and a few drops of lime juice and enjoy.

Notes

BBQ sauce recipe yields 5 cups