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Barbecue Sauce

Stirring homemade barbecue sauce. A good homemade barbecue sauce is a must in your kitchen. You can mix it together quickly, and always have a versatile sauce to complement pulled pork, chicken, ham or even burgers. Here's how I usually make barbecue sauce, although I may add or deleted based on what I have. Just have fun with it and taste as you go.

Barbecue Sauce

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A tangy, spicy, slightly sweet barbecue sauce that's good on pork, chicken, or just about anything.
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prep time: 10 mins
total time :40 mins
servings :10 servings
author: Lucy Brewer


  • 3 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce, (I like Frank's)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ cup molasses or honey
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce


  • Stir all ingredients together in a sauce pan and bring to a boil.
  • Turn heat to low and simmer for 20-30 minutes.
  • Store in refrigerator.
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Serving: 10servingsCalories: 295kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 2gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 894mgSugar: 49g
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Wednesday 11th of April 2012

My folks are in for a treat this weekend! I'm giving this sauce, along with your pulled pork a try.