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Barbecue Sauce


It takes just 30 minutes to make and keeps for at least one month. Brush this sauce on our Pork Ribs or whatever else you may be barbecuing.

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  • Yield: Makes 3 cups

Source: Everyday Food, July/August 2005


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons light-brown sugar
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in mustard powder and red-pepper flakes; cook 30 seconds.

  2. Reduce heat to medium-low; stir in sugar, ketchup, Worcestershire, vinegar, molasses, and black pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 5 to 10 minutes.

Cook's Notes

Let the sauce cool completely before transferring to airtight containers and storing in the refrigerator (label and date)

Reviews Add a comment

  • Susan105
    5 MAR, 2013
    I found this recipe to be a little heavy on the Worcestershire time I will use less.
  • cindymom6
    19 SEP, 2011
    This sauce is the absolute best in eh entire world. I have The Martha Stewart Cook Book -Collected Recipes For Everyday and i discovered it there-it was a gift from my husband.Of my 6 sons & husband no one knew what hit them when this hit their mouths. In the cook book however it calls for wine Tabasco & Dijon & I didnt have all the schmancy ingredients and i ended up making it as it is above & im addicted & use it almost every Sunday.There is no other sauce anymore!! I LOVE THIS SAUCE.♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
  • mmsrjs
    23 JAN, 2008
    Ron loves to bbq in the oven, he takes chicken legs and pours bbq sauce in and foil over it and bake @ 350 for 1 hour. Turns out real tasty.