Rating: 3.03 stars
67 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 20
  • 2 star values: 17
  • 1 star values: 8

Martha's take on this classic BBQ sauce has a lengthy ingredient list including apple cider vinegar, molasses, and ketchup. Each element adds to the sweetness and complexity of the sauce. And it's quick to make; a few minutes on the stovetop, then it's blended and ready to be used for your favorite ribs.

Martha Stewart's Cooking School

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Yield:
Makes 1 1/2 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is soft, 2 to 3 minutes. Add ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, molasses, Worcestershire, mustard, cayenne, and lemon juice. Bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until thick, about 5 minutes. Carefully transfer mixture to a blender and puree until smooth. Sauce can be cooled completely and refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

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Reviews (2)

67 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 20
  • 2 star values: 17
  • 1 star values: 8
Rating: Unrated
05/31/2018
This is how I make my bbq. Sauce! Sometimes I don't have the molasses so I substitute with honey, and thin it out a bit.
Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2017
Loved it. Very simple to make and so very good! I had all the ingredients at home to make it except for the molasses so it didn't cost hardly anything and it tasted do much better than store bought. I will definitely make this again. I am picky about what I serve my family and they have come to expect anything from my kitchen to be yummy. They weren't disappointed. Thank you so much for this Martha. You make me look like a chef.