Rating: 3.93 stars
45 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1

This is good for baking chicken or ribs in. Easily doubled or tripled for your needs. Vegetables are also really good cooked in this sauce.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium nonporous bowl, combine the butter or margarine, onion, green bell pepper, water, ketchup, mustard powder, salt, celery seed, brown sugar and lemon juice. Mix well and use on your choice of meat.

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Nutrition Facts

149 calories; protein 1.8g; carbohydrates 23.4g; fat 6.6g; cholesterol 15.3mg; sodium 1293.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (37)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2007
I improvised a lot on this recipe. I needed a quick barbecue sauce. I only used 1 Cup of ketchup, 1 Cup Water, 2 TBSP Brown Sugar, salt/pepper, 2 TBSP Butter (melted) and mixed them all together and popped the bowl in the microwave and 3 minutes later it was perfect! I used it on pulled pork sandwhiches I slow cooked all day long. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/08/2010
A basic bbq sauce should include: 32oz of ketchup, 1 cup brown surgar, 1/3c of worchestershire sauce, and 1/4c vinegar. This recipe would work if you increase brown surgar and added the worchestershire sauce and vinegar. Hot pepper sauce or cayenne pepper optional. Read More
(80)
45 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2007
I improvised a lot on this recipe. I needed a quick barbecue sauce. I only used 1 Cup of ketchup, 1 Cup Water, 2 TBSP Brown Sugar, salt/pepper, 2 TBSP Butter (melted) and mixed them all together and popped the bowl in the microwave and 3 minutes later it was perfect! I used it on pulled pork sandwhiches I slow cooked all day long. Read More
(246)
Rating: 4 stars
10/24/2003
This was pretty good barbecue sauce recipe. I normally like it a little sweeter and a little spicier. I made 1 batch with the recipe as described but found it sort of bland. So I made another but this time I sauteed the onion with some chili powder in the melted butter added a tablespoon of brown sugar replaced the celery seed and green pepper with a stalk of celery and swapped the lemon juice for lime juice. That was just the kick it needed! The second way only took about 5 minutes more. The basic sauce is definitely worth a try and lends itself well to some creativity! Read More
(81)
Rating: 2 stars
02/08/2010
A basic bbq sauce should include: 32oz of ketchup, 1 cup brown surgar, 1/3c of worchestershire sauce, and 1/4c vinegar. This recipe would work if you increase brown surgar and added the worchestershire sauce and vinegar. Hot pepper sauce or cayenne pepper optional. Read More
(80)
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Rating: 3 stars
01/11/2008
This sauce did not turn out for me at all. It might have been me b/c I added extra ingredients such as liquid smoke worcestershire sauce & a tiny bit of cajun seasoning. I slow cooked chicken in it all day and by the end the celery seed was way too overpowering you could even bite the seeds. Plus it was too ketchupy for me. I followed the recipe except for my add-ins. I ended up mixing in some store bought barbecue sauce just to try to tone down the strong celery taste. I want to try it again using less ketchup and maybe just a little celery salt instead. Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2010
This tasted great on my Ribs i prepared for the 4th! I added an additional table spoon of brown sugar and I sauteed it on the stove a while and added powdered potatoes to give it additional thickness. YUM! Read More
(21)
Rating: 3 stars
05/24/2004
I thought this recipe had good flavor however I was looking more for a barbecue sauce I could use to dip nuggets in. This was runny. I tried cooking it a little to try to thicken it up but it didn't help much. This may be a great recipe for items cooked slowly but was not very good for a dipping sauce Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/19/2009
This sauce is okay but not really barbecue sauce. It was too ketchup tasting so I added some cayenne pepper vinegar molasses and garlic powder and tried cooking it. It still was an overpowering ketchup taste. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/25/2009
I used this recipe as a building block to create my own quick BBQ sauce. I added a splash of orange juice minced garlic and drained cut peaches to the sauce. I omitted the green bell pepers mustard powder salt celery seed and lemon juice. My version of this BBQ sauce came out quit nice with a tangy taste. Poured the BBQ sauce over some chops. Read More
(15)
Rating: 3 stars
10/09/2007
It was an ok basic recipe. If you want a base sauce that you can then start experimenting your own ingredients with then this is the one. I ended up adding 2 TBl worcitershire sauce an additional TBl of brown sugar and then use 2 TBl of cornstarch to thicken. Read More
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