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Bar-B-Que Sauce Recipe
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Bar-B-Que Sauce
The perfect BBQ sauce recipe, ready to make right at home. See more
  • READY IN 30 mins

Bar-B-Que Sauce

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"This is an easy to make Bar-B-Que sauce using ingredients most people have at home."

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Original recipe makes 1 cup Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    30 mins


  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, stir together the ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, hot pepper sauce, garlic powder, mustard powder, and salt. Bring to a simmer, then remove from heat and allow to cool slightly before brushing on your favorite meat.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 11, 2003

This recipe is to die is sooo good. I did modify it a bit by adding a few dashes of liquid smoke and red pepper flakes. It was such a good recipe that I made it to give away at Christmas. I found that by quadrupling (by 4) that I was able to make about 2 jars (12-ounce) of sauce. It also makes a great dip for chips. Thanks for a great recipe. Definately has been added to my favorites.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 21, 2011

Good when your in a pinch. I still prefer store bought.

Oct 31, 2003

This is an awesome recipe... I only changed 2 things and that is that I used pure white vinegar and one tablespoon of prepared mustard instead of the mustard powder.My husband won't let me buy bbq sauce anymore...hahaha.....thanks for sharing Deb.

Oct 12, 2003

This was exactly what I was looking for. A good base for a BBQ Sauce! This will be the base for all my BBQ sauces now. This time I added a little spices, herbs, Liquid Smoke, Honey and Jack Daniels.... Best BBQ sauce ever!!

Jul 02, 2003

I used this sauce on ribs, and my husband said, "Don't buy anymore sauce! This is better than any we've ever bought!"

Sep 12, 2005

Wow! This was awesome! I had some sausage links on hand that I didn't know how to use. Then I remembered that I had a sausage sandwich from Dickey's the other day and it was the best. So I made sausage sandwiches with this recipe and it was just as good, if not better. Love it, love it, love it, and I can't wait to eat the leftovers tomorrow. Thanks! It was also incredibly easy to make.

Jun 26, 2004

This sauce is spectacular! My husband loves bar-b-que chicken, but I've never been able to make my own sauce. He loves this sauce, and I can't seem to make it often enough!

May 23, 2003

This recipe is the best I've ever tried! My kids are picky eaters and they loved this. (I left out the hot sauce for the kids batch.) I marinated some chicken in this recipe and it was wonderful on the grill. It stuck to the chicken and didn't drip all over the place. We loved it so much, I used it the same week to slow-cook a roast pork. I chopped the meat into chunks and added more sauce. Put it on hamburger buns, and got rave reviews from everyone who tried it. I made a little extra for those who wanted more on thier sandwich...they emptied the whole jar! Kudos to Debi for a great recipe worth sharing!


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  • Calories
  • 33 kcal
  • 2%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.2 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 283 mg
  • 11%

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

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