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Quick BBQ Sauce


For a basic barbecue sauce, all you have to do is whisk together all the ingredients. Use this recipe when making our Barbecue Pork Sandwiches.

Quick BBQ Sauce

Photography: Amy Neunsinger

Source: Everyday Food, March 2006


  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons light-brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, (optional)


  1. Whisk together all ingredients.

Reviews Add a comment

  • anesbeth
    20 DEC, 2015
    Have to agree that this was very ketchupy. Thanks for the tips with to add liquid smoke and dry mustard. Really did make a difference. :)
  • jellibells
    25 MAY, 2008
    This particular combination and ratio tastes very "ketchupy" - but makes a great BBQ base if you add 2 teaspoons of mustard powder and a few drops of liquid smoke...I also chopped up some dry chipotle peppers which tasted great in the mix.