Basic Barbecue Sauce


425 people made this

Try experimenting with simple home ingredients to make your own barbecue sauces. Adds fun to any barbecue.

Debi K

Serves: 8 

  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 dash hot sauce, such as Tabasco
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, stir together the ketchup, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, hot sauce, garlic, mustard powder and salt. Bring to a simmer, then remove from heat and allow to cool slightly before brushing on your favourite barbecued meats.

Similar Recipes

Reviews (9)


Stellar BBQ sauce! Will definitely make it again. Only difference was that I used homemade ketchup (tomato sauce) rather than commercial. No need to buy bottled BBQ sauce anymore! Might experiment a bit with the flavour next time and use liquid hickory smoke, etc. - 10 Jul 2011


Used different ingredients. This is an amazing recipe... I only changed 2 things and that is that I used 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. - 29 Sep 2008


I cant eat garlic so I made the recipe without it and it was still superb! If you dont have enough tomato sauce on hand (like me) substitute with 1 heaped Tablespoon of tomato paste and 1-2 Tablespoons of water 1 teaspoon of worcestershire sauce =1/4 cup of tomato sauce equivalent (well it worked for me.) Will be my staple! I used it as a pizza sauce base. yum - 31 Jul 2012

Write a review

Click on stars to rate

More Collections