Basic Barbecue Sauce

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  • 20min

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.

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Reviews (8)


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


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


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

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