Healthy Substitutes

The Best Worcestershire Sauce Substitute (Easy Recipe)

By Evelyn

Worcestershire sauce is famous for the distinct taste it provides many dishes with. This recipe will show you how easy it is to make your own homemade worcestershire sauce substitute if you’re ever caught in a pinch without any on hand.

The Best Worcestershire Sauce Substitute

How to Make a Homemade Worcestershire Sauce Substitute

  • Blend. Add the onion powder, chili powder, ground clove, minced garlic, apple cider vinegar, drained anchovy fillets, honey, molasses, and tamarind paste into a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Refrigerate. Transfer the mixture into an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to one month.
  • Shake. Shake well before using. Some separation is normal if it’s stored for a while, don’t worry.

Worcetershire Sauce Substitute

Worcetershire Sauce Substitute

2 Reasons Why This Worcestershire Sauce Substitute is So Good For You

This recipe doesn’t just make a great tasting substitute for Worcestershire sauce; it’s also pretty good for you as well. Here are 2 reasons why:

  • Boosts your immune system. Onions and garlic are both widely regarded for their immune boosting properties. As a matter of fact, one study even went as far as to claim that including onions and garlic in your diet could be a “matter of life or death”. (1)
  • Rich source of omega-3 fatty acids. Anchovies are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which provide numerous benefits for your heart health. Studies have found that omega-3 fats can help with relieving high blood pressure, regulating cholesterol levels, and reducing your risk of cardiovascular disease. (2)

Worcetershire Sauce Substitute

Recipes to Try With Your Worcestershire Sauce Substitute

After making your own batch of this tasty Worcestershire sauce substitute, I’m sure you’ll be itching to put it to good use. Here are a few particularly yummy beef jerky recipes that go perfectly with it:

Worcetershire Sauce Substitute

How to Store This Worcestershire Sauce Substitute

The best way to store this substitute mix is to simply transfer it into an airtight container or glass mason jar after blending and then store it in the fridge.

How Long Does This Worcestershire Sauce Substitute Stay Fresh?

You’ll be able to keep this worcestershire sauce substitute on hand for up to one month as long as you keep it properly sealed up in an airtight container and keep it in the fridge.

Alternatively, if you want the sauce to last even longer, you can freeze it for up to six months.


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Worcetershire Sauce Substitute

The Best Worcestershire Sauce Substitute (Easy Recipe)

  • Author: Evelyn
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x


  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp ground clove
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced 
  • 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 ½ tbsp anchovy fillets packed in oil, drained 
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 ½ tbsp molasses
  • ½ tbsp tamarind paste


  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. 
  2. Store in the fridge for up to 1 month.
  3. Shake before use. 

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