This sauce makes for some excellent tasting ribs, but certainly would also be great on just about anything. It's a very basic combination of ingredients that will yield a tantalizingly great flavor.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl or bottle, combine the vinegar, ketchup, water, sugar, salt and chili powder. Mix well and store in the refrigerator until ready for use.

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Nutrition Facts

23.5 calories; 0.2 g protein; 5.8 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 308 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2006
Loved it! I was looking for something with the ingredients I had, and this was it! I doubled the recipe as follows: 1/2 c. apple cider vinegar, 1 cup ketchup, 3/4 c. water, 1/2 c. brown sugar, sprinkle of Lawry's seasoning, a couple dashes of worcestersire sauce, and... I sauteed a 1/4 of a small onion (chopped fine)and 1 chopped garlic clove and tossed it all in the bowl at the same time. I did make a couple of squirts of ketchup to make a thicker consistency. After all that....I had some boneless pork ribs, tossed them in the crockpot and put the BBQ mixture over the top. Stirred together and cooked about 4 hrs. on high, then turned to low until we were ready for dinner. When we were ready to eat, I took a large slotted spoon and separated the pork. I then ladled it onto good hamburger buns and even the kids ate all their dinner! I think next time I will use the Hawaiian buns. Overall, YUMMY!! (even hubby said so and he doesn't say things too often!) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/12/2003
this is a really quick recipe to make it was just too thin. And something about cider vinegar doesn't make it taste right with me. sorry! Read More
(12)
127 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 70
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 13
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2006
Loved it! I was looking for something with the ingredients I had, and this was it! I doubled the recipe as follows: 1/2 c. apple cider vinegar, 1 cup ketchup, 3/4 c. water, 1/2 c. brown sugar, sprinkle of Lawry's seasoning, a couple dashes of worcestersire sauce, and... I sauteed a 1/4 of a small onion (chopped fine)and 1 chopped garlic clove and tossed it all in the bowl at the same time. I did make a couple of squirts of ketchup to make a thicker consistency. After all that....I had some boneless pork ribs, tossed them in the crockpot and put the BBQ mixture over the top. Stirred together and cooked about 4 hrs. on high, then turned to low until we were ready for dinner. When we were ready to eat, I took a large slotted spoon and separated the pork. I then ladled it onto good hamburger buns and even the kids ate all their dinner! I think next time I will use the Hawaiian buns. Overall, YUMMY!! (even hubby said so and he doesn't say things too often!) Read More
(71)
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2006
Loved it! I was looking for something with the ingredients I had, and this was it! I doubled the recipe as follows: 1/2 c. apple cider vinegar, 1 cup ketchup, 3/4 c. water, 1/2 c. brown sugar, sprinkle of Lawry's seasoning, a couple dashes of worcestersire sauce, and... I sauteed a 1/4 of a small onion (chopped fine)and 1 chopped garlic clove and tossed it all in the bowl at the same time. I did make a couple of squirts of ketchup to make a thicker consistency. After all that....I had some boneless pork ribs, tossed them in the crockpot and put the BBQ mixture over the top. Stirred together and cooked about 4 hrs. on high, then turned to low until we were ready for dinner. When we were ready to eat, I took a large slotted spoon and separated the pork. I then ladled it onto good hamburger buns and even the kids ate all their dinner! I think next time I will use the Hawaiian buns. Overall, YUMMY!! (even hubby said so and he doesn't say things too often!) Read More
(71)
Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2003
This was surprisingly simple and wonderful! I used brown sugar in place of the white and added just a touch of garlic powder and some crushed red pepper flakes. Nicely tangy and sweet! I will have to make a double batch next time as I found I needed more! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2003
This recipe makes a great base! I added a few ingredients to taste like worcestershire sauce minced onions honey and some seasoning salt. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2002
This is a really good sauce and easy to spruce up. I added red and black pepper worcestershire red wine vinegar a bit of honey and onion. Yummy!! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2003
Easy to whip up in a hurry! Full of flavor the cider vineger and chili powder add just enough zing! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/11/2003
this is a really quick recipe to make it was just too thin. And something about cider vinegar doesn't make it taste right with me. sorry! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2003
I was out of BBQ Sauce and tried this recipe. Poured it over leftover roast beef. Everyone loved the sandwiches. Had all the ingredients on hand which made it so easy. Highly recommend it. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/14/2003
This tasted like watered down ketchup. I had to keep adding ketchup until I had used almost the entire container of ketchup. Then I had to keep adding worchestershire sauce and garlic. This one is not a keeper. Read More
(10)
Rating: 2 stars
07/04/2003
Sorry but I made this recipe exactly as written but found that it had very little flavor except for the taste of cider vinegar. I couldn't taste any of the other ingredients at all. The sauce was also way too watery. Maybe increasing the amount of ketchup and reducing the water might help. Also might try adding some garlic powder and substituting brown sugar for the white sugar. Read More
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