Easy Homemade Worcestershire Sauce Recipe

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Easy Homemade Worcestershire Sauce Recipe
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 21, 2023

Learn how to make your own flavorful Worcestershire sauce from scratch with this easy recipe. Worcestershire sauce is a popular condiment that adds a unique umami flavor to a variety of dishes. This homemade version allows you to control the ingredients and create a sauce that suits your taste preferences. It's made with a combination of pantry staples like vinegar, molasses, soy sauce, and spices, simmered together to create a rich and tangy sauce that can be used in marinades, dressings, or as a table condiment.


  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon tamarind concentrate
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, water, molasses, brown sugar, tamarind concentrate, onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, chili powder, and salt.
  2. Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the mixture to a simmer.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and let the sauce simmer for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove the saucepan from heat and let the sauce cool to room temperature.
  5. Strain the sauce through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any solids.
  6. Transfer the Worcestershire sauce to a bottle or jar and store it in the refrigerator.
  7. The Worcestershire sauce will develop its flavors over time and can be used immediately or stored for up to 6 months.

Interesting Facts

  • Worcestershire sauce was first created in Worcester, England, in the early 19th century.
  • The original Worcestershire sauce recipe is a closely guarded secret and is known to contain over 30 different ingredients.
  • Worcestershire sauce is a key ingredient in classic cocktails like the Bloody Mary and the Caesar.