Sweet and Spicy Tomato Glaze


This honey tomato sauce has a surprising kick of spice thanks to crushed red pepper flakes.

Hands On Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
1 cup

This easy honey tomato glaze is so much more than a coating for meat. Use it as your house BBQ sauce, serve it as a dip, or rub it on anything from ribs and chicken to tofu and veggies. It’s so delicious that it might be worth planning an entire potluck around this sauce.

For best results, use tomato paste in a tube. Instead of transferring the remaining tomato paste from a can into a storage container, the tube stays fresh long-term in the fridge. Plus, you can easily squeeze out only what you need.


  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar

  • ¼ cup honey

  • ¼ cup tomato paste

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 4 teaspoons kosher salt

  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes 

  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Whisk together all ingredients in a bowl until smooth.

  2. Baste chicken, pork, steak, burgers, or hot dogs with mixture during the last 5 minutes of grilling.

  3. Store glaze, tightly covered, in refrigerator for up to 1 week.

    Sweet and Spicy Tomato Glaze Recipe
    Victor Protasio

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

107 Calories
7g Fat
12g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 107
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 1006mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 1g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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