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Tangy BBQ Sauce

BBQ sauce is a tangy and flavorful condiment that is synonymous with outdoor grilling and smoky, charred flavors. It adds a delicious sweet, savory, and sometimes spicy kick to grilled meats, sandwiches, and various dishes. BBQ sauce comes in different regional styles, each with its unique blend of ingredients and flavor profiles. Whether used as a marinade, basting sauce, or dipping sauce, BBQ sauce enhances the taste of grilled and barbecued foods.
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BBQ sauce is a versatile condiment that adds a rich and tangy flavor to grilled meats and dishes. It combines savory, sweet, and sometimes spicy elements to create a mouthwatering experience. With a base of ketchup, vinegar, sweeteners, and a blend of spices, homemade BBQ sauce can be customized to suit personal taste preferences.


1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons molasses
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon chili powder (adjust to taste)
Salt and pepper, to taste
Optional: hot sauce or cayenne pepper for extra heat
4 Servings

Prep Time:

0 Hrs 5 Mins

Cook Time:

0 Hrs 20 Mins

Total TIme:

0 Hrs 0 Mins



In a saucepan, combine all the ingredients - ketchup, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, molasses, Dijon mustard, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, salt, and pepper.


Stir well to combine all the ingredients.


Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the mixture to a gentle simmer.


Reduce the heat to low and let the sauce simmer uncovered for about 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, to allow the flavors to meld together and the sauce to thicken slightly.


Taste the BBQ sauce and adjust the seasonings according to your preference. If you prefer a spicier sauce, add hot sauce or a pinch of cayenne pepper.


Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the BBQ sauce cool.


Store the BBQ sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will keep well for several weeks.

Tips for this recipe

o enhance the flavor of your homemade BBQ sauce, consider letting it sit in the refrigerator overnight. This allows the flavors to meld together and develop further, resulting in a more complex and delicious sauce

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