Homemade Barbecue Sauce

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BBQ Sauce Recipe

There’s nothing wrong with store-bought bbq sauce, especially if you can get a high-quality one. But making your own homemade barbecue sauce is easy, and the delicious result is less sugary than store-bought and does not contain questionable additives.

Barbecue Sauce Recipe
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Recipe type: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Yield: 1½ cups
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 5 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the ketchup, water, vinegar, worcestershire sauce, mustard, molasses, hot sauce, black pepper and onion powder.
  2. In a medium saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat, 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic, chili powder and cayenne and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30 seconds.
  3. Whisk in the ketchup mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes, until the sauce thickens.
  4. Cool to room temperature before using.
Nutrition Per Serving
Serving size: 2 tablespoons; Calories: 61; Fat: 1g; Carbohydrates: 12g; Sugar: 10g; Sodium: 336mg; Fiber: 0g; Protein: 0g

BBQ Sauce Recipe

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