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Secretly Simple Barbecue Sauce

Barbecue Sauce
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Makes 2 cups| Hands-On Time: | Total Time:



  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.
By July, 2010

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 24
  • Fat 0g
  • Sat Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 114mg
  • Protein 0g
  • Carbohydrate 5g
  • Sugar 4g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Iron 0mg
  • Calcium 9mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

Barbecue chicken, lemonade and chips
To use: Baste poultry, meat, or seafood with the sauce during the last few minutes of grilling. Serve extra sauce on the side for dipping.

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