Spicy Brown Sugar Barbecue Sauce

    10 minutes

    This is a basic and delicious barbecue sauce which is perfect for pork ribs or chicken. Use it as a marinade, a baste or a dipping sauce.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1 cup tomato sauce
    • 1/4 cup (50g) white vinegar
    • 1/2 cup (90g) brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
    • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 1 pinch celery salt
    • 1 pinch mustard powder

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. Combine tomato sauce, vinegar, sugar, onion and lemon juice in a small saucepan. Season with Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, allspice, celery salt and mustard powder. Simmer over medium low heat for 5 minutes.

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    Very GOOD! I halved the recipe, used yellow mustard in place of the mustard powder, cut the brown sugar to 1/4 cup, and and 1/8 cup of vinegar. I used this on the marinated grilled chicken II recipe. DELICIOUS! Simply, easy and not too sweet with cutting back on the sugar. This makes a smaller serving amount than stated. If you want to have extra sauce on the side make sure to double the recipe!  -  19 Mar 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    The first time I tried this, I used it in a crockpot pork rib recipe (Honey Ribs here on this site), so I diluted it a bit (didn't need too....it turned out too runny that way), but I was pleasantly surprised at how flavorful the ribs still turned out! The 3rd time, I poured it directly over pork ribs abd baked them for about 1 1/2 hours, and ohhhh my goodness! Soooooo delicious!! These were the BEST ribs I have made in a long time, if ever! The flavor was AMAZING!! Very, very good! And I love that it was so easy to throw together. I am done buying BBQ sauce anymore, I'll just make it, because its so much better!  -  22 Apr 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Great simple recipe. I substituted garlic salt for celery salt and added a couple of dashes of liquid smoke. I would recommmend doubling the recipe if you are like my family & like a lot of sauce.  -  01 May 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)