This and That BBQ Sauce Recipe -
This and That BBQ Sauce Recipe
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This and That BBQ Sauce

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"Tangy and tasty, we discovered this due to sheer panic - we needed a sauce for ribs, and had a fridge full of nothing. Combines things everyone has on hand."

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Original recipe makes 2 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. In a medium saucepan over low heat, mix the ketchup, brown sauce, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, white vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce. Blend in the brown sugar and dry mustard until dissolved. Simmer 10 minutes, until thickened. Remove from heat, and allow to cool before using on meats as desired.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 23, 2008

I made this recipe tonight for supper as a sauce for some pulled pork sandwiches but made one change. I was not sure what brown sauce was and neither was the other person who left a review but I did notice that they said it was very vinegary and added more brown sugar to sweeten it up. Well, for my brown sauce interpretation, I substituted molasses in the same amount called for of the brown sauce and it was FANTASTIC!! My husband and son who are both very picky about their BBQ sauce both said it tasted very similar to the sauce used at one of our favorite BBQ hot spot restaurants.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 15, 2009

This seems really easy but...What is brown sauce? I increased to 1/2 cup brown sugar and added about 1/4 cup of prepared bbq sauce (weird since the point was to make bbq sauce but I'll put it into the same category as making yogurt--you need yogurt to make yogurt). I also didn't have dry mustard so I put in about a tablespoon of yellow mustard. I eliminated worcestershire sauce because I was out but I think I would use it next time. It turned out sweet and tangy.

Feb 05, 2007

Great sauce for last minute need, or even for a planned sauce! I ended up using more brown sugar (about 4tbs) to take the sharp tangy edge off. I love tang, but it was it was sharp on vinegar flavor until I added more brown sugar. Unless the brown sauce I used was different from what was suggested. I used HP sauce, which is what I believe is brown sauce. Overall a great and easy sauce.

Jan 15, 2009

Prepared this to make BBQ pork sandwiches. Really good...sweet and tangy. After reading some of the other reviews I did decrease the amount of white vinegar to 1/8 cup and added just a dash of ground red pepper. Excellent taste and super easy.

Apr 23, 2010

brown the same as HP sauce

Feb 25, 2010

This sauce turned out great! I too made a few changes. Limited white vinegar to 1/8 cup, add garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne powder, and some liquid smoke. I did not have any lemon juice or dry mustard on hand, but I am sure they would have made the sauce even better. Also, I did increase the brown sugar, as recommended by others. Wonderful recipe, Thank you!!

Jul 05, 2008

Lovely sauce, I too used molases as I had no brown sauce. Would say it was a bit vinegary in taste so next time I would cut back on this ingredient. I also did not have mustard powder so used some French's mustard and it work pretty well.

Aug 05, 2012

Not bad for a quick BBQ sauce... I cut the recipe in half and used 2 Tbsp. of browning sauce and 2 Tbsp. of molasses. It is definitely tangy so I added a little more brown sugar. Since I felt it needed a little "something", I also added a little liquid smoke along with some onion and garlic powders.


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  • Calories
  • 87 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 1.4 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 1061 mg
  • 42%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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