Secretly Simple Barbecue Sauce

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 24 calories
    • Fat 0 g
    • Sat Fat 0 g
    • Cholesterol 0 mg
    • Sodium 114 mg
    • Protein 0 g
    • Carbohydrate 5 g
    • Sugar 4 g
    • Fiber 0 g
    • Iron 0 mg
    • Calcium 9 mg

Ingredients

  1. Check 1tablespoon olive oil
  2. Check 1/2 small onion, finely chopped
  3. Check 1clove garlic, finely chopped
  4. Check 1cup ketchup
  5. Check 1/4cup cider vinegar
  6. Check 1/4cup molasses
  7. Check 2tablespoons brown sugar
  8. Check 2tablespoons Dijon mustard
  9. Check 2teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  10. Check 1tablespoon chili powder
  11. Check 1/4teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  12. Check kosher salt and black pepper

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add the ketchup, vinegar, molasses, brown sugar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, cayenne (if using), ¾ cup water, ¼ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon black pepper and simmer gently, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, 12 to 15 minutes. The sauce will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.