This recipe for vegan Worcestershire sauce makes a fresher alternative to store-bought sauce. Try using it to make Colin Quinn's Irish Lamb Stew.

Advertisement

Ingredients

Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat to a simmer and cook until liquid is reduced by half, about 20 minutes. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve and let cool completely before using. Worcestershire sauce may be stored in an airtight container, refrigerated, for up to 3 months.

    Advertisement

Reviews (19)

166 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 45
  • 3 star values: 50
  • 2 star values: 33
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2018
I didn’t have enough cider vinegar, so I used about half white wine vinegar, and a little bit of malt vinegar to get 2 cups. Doesn’t taste exactly like the store bought stuff, but pretty good!
Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2018
I keep this made up in my refrigerator and use it for too many recipes to name here. I recommend it to friends, family, and my viewers on blog. I link to it is all my recipes that I publish on my blog.
Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2018
I used this simple recipe to make Chex Mix. It worked wonderfully and my husband said it was way better than the original he grew up with. And yes, our entire family is vegan. Thanks Martha!
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2018
I find it interesting that there has been all of this discussion around whether or not this should be called "vegan" and no one noticed that a recipe that calls for 2 cups of apple cider vinegar yields 1 cup of product. I used 1 cup of apple cider vinegar and the recipe was wonderful. Cheers!
Rating: Unrated
08/05/2017
Martha.... you trolling..... He he he
Rating: Unrated
07/22/2017
I NEVER comment on recipes, but after reading the ridiculous comments below I feel compelled to do so. First of all, I came across this recipe because I am looking for a gluten free substitute for Worcestershire sauce to use in a chicken marinade. Yes, I said chicken!! I have a nephew who has severe food allergies that include wheat/gluten, dairy, nuts, and eggs. I just wanted a safe alternative to Worcestershire sauce to use in a marinade so the child can eat what everyone else eats. Just because something is "vegan" doesn't necessarily mean that the person using it is a vegan. I just think it's quite silly to get so offended by a recipe. I only read the comments to see what everyone thought about it and how it tastes. I obviously didn't find reviews of the recipe, but instead I found the indignant rants and borderline lectures about how to be a vegan. I just wanted a recipe that is safe for my nephew. This recipe seems to be that, so thank you Martha. Haters gonna hate! Like another comment said "go to a vegan recipe site if you don't wish to come across non-vegan recipes". I'm pretty sure it's no secret that Martha is not a vegan so it shouldn't be a shock that she has non-vegan recipes. Sorry. Not sorry.
Advertisement
Rating: Unrated
10/17/2016
Whatever, [filtered]. Does it taste good or nah?
Rating: Unrated
07/03/2016
Really, who cares about the lamb stew? Not everyone that uses vegan recipes is vegan. Is it also wrong to post a recipe of a nut-free sauce and to suggest to eat it with a dish containing nuts? Go to a vegan recipe site if you don't wish to come across non-vegan recipes, I'm also a vegan but it's ridiculous to be offended by this.
Rating: Unrated
06/02/2015
I wanted to make a gluten-free, vegan gazpacho soup for my coworkers so that all could enjoy but my recipe called for Worcestershire sauce. I did not want to skip the flavor, so I found this recipe. I subbed tamari for the soy sauce (which often has gluten) and it turned out great! Thanks Martha
Rating: Unrated
05/23/2015
Lamb stew, huh? Boy, do you miss the point.
Rating: Unrated
02/17/2015
OMG people! Relax! I'm vegan and not offended AT ALL. Why? Because we live in a world where meat eaters exist! AND we don't have to click on the link for the stew! Martha could've posted a 2nd vegan dish but she didn't. Mountains from molehills. Aren't you all going to complain about the vegan ingredients IN the stew?? TW- If this was meant to be fish free it should've been called "Fish Free", not allergen free. Do you get on your soap box for all your meat eating friends too? You must be fun.
Rating: Unrated
01/27/2015
If Martha intended this recipe for people with fish allergies then it should be "Allergen Free Worcestershire Sauce". It is disrespectful to a large audience of people to call something "vegan" and then pair it with a dish that consists of portions of a slaughtered baby. I highly doubt this would've happened with a "Jewish" sauce paired with pork! As for the commenters who have a problem with vegans being upset, can you at least show some respect for compassionate humans if not the animals?
Rating: Unrated
10/12/2014
I felt compelled to defend this recipe. It's perfectly acceptable to pair a vegan sauce with a meat dish. Yes, a vegan would not eat this, but they might find value in the recipe for the worcestershire. And people who eat meat might think it's nice to add some non meat alternatives when possible. It's like saying if someone drives an SUV they shouldn't recycle because they aren't being perfect in all areas. Moderation is more humane and healthier for us and the planet then doing nothing.
Rating: Unrated
04/24/2014
Newsflash to you vegans - some people want this recipe because they're allergic to fish, not because they're vegans! (And some of us just think anchovies are gross...) I'm surprised there's no molasses in this recipe, although I suppose I could try adding it in place of the brown sugar.
Rating: Unrated
06/07/2013
So the point of being vegan is not to consume animal products, how are you going to use this to make a recipe for lamb? Defeats the whole purpose of avoiding any and all animal products and does not make any sense to me...
Rating: Unrated
05/31/2013
Perfect with the addition of 1/4 tsp. allspice
Rating: Unrated
05/15/2013
Paired this with TVP to make a vegan Sheppard's pie. It was fantastic!! Definitely going to be a repeat meal in my home.
Rating: Unrated
02/09/2011
Couldn't agree more. Wrong on every level, I would say.
Rating: Unrated
04/10/2010
Martha!! Why would you suggest to pair a VEGAN sauce with Lamb Stew??? Wrong on so many levels...