For a basic barbecue sauce, all you have to do is whisk together ketchup, light brown sugar, white wine vinegar, worcestershire sauce, and paprika. Use this recipe when making grilled or slow-cooked meat, such as our Barbecue Pork Sandwiches.

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Directions

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  • Whisk together all ingredients.

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Reviews (3)

106 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 46
  • 2 star values: 19
  • 1 star values: 11
Rating: 5.0 stars
05/10/2020
I love it. I put the burgers on the grill, then asked my wife if we had any BBQ sauce. We didn't. This was the first simple recipe I found on the web. I didn't have all the right ingredients, so I substituted molasses for sugar, and rice vinegar for white wine vinegar, and forgot to add the Worcestershire sauce. Eyeballed the quantities. Done in time to flip the burgers. I liked it. My wife liked it. Happy Mother's day!
Rating: 5.0 stars
01/17/2020
It was very good. I did not have paprika so I used a little of the cayenne pepper instead. I only used half of the amount of brown sugar and I added a couple teaspoons of honey to it. My soon to be 91 year old grandmother loved the sauce as well!
Rating: 5.0 stars
01/17/2020
It was very good. I did not have paprika so I used a little cayenne pepper instead. I only used half of the amount of brown sugar, and added a few teaspoons of honey to it. I made my grandmother a BBQ pork sandwich and she loved the sauce!
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2019
This was simple and perfect, although I added sauteed onion and balsamic vinegar to mine.
Rating: 3 stars
12/20/2015
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. :)
Rating: Unrated
05/25/2008
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.
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