This is an easy to make Bar-B-Que sauce using ingredients most people have at home.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, stir together the ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, hot pepper sauce, garlic powder, mustard powder, and salt. Bring to a simmer, then remove from heat and allow to cool slightly before brushing on your favorite meat.

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Nutrition Facts

32.9 calories; 0.4 g protein; 8.2 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 283.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2003
This recipe is to die for...it is sooo good. I did modify it a bit by adding a few dashes of liquid smoke and red pepper flakes. It was such a good recipe that I made it to give away at Christmas. I found that by quadrupling (by 4) that I was able to make about 2 jars (12-ounce) of sauce. It also makes a great dip for chips. Thanks for a great recipe. Definately has been added to my favorites. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/21/2011
Good when your in a pinch. I still prefer store bought. Read More
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520 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 385
  • 4 star values: 105
  • 3 star values: 18
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2003
This recipe is to die for...it is sooo good. I did modify it a bit by adding a few dashes of liquid smoke and red pepper flakes. It was such a good recipe that I made it to give away at Christmas. I found that by quadrupling (by 4) that I was able to make about 2 jars (12-ounce) of sauce. It also makes a great dip for chips. Thanks for a great recipe. Definately has been added to my favorites. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2003
This is an awesome recipe... I only changed 2 things and that is that I used pure white vinegar and 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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2003
This was exactly what I was looking for. A good base for a BBQ Sauce! This will be the base for all my BBQ sauces now. This time I added a little spices herbs Liquid Smoke Honey and Jack Daniels.... Best BBQ sauce ever!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2011
Just made this sauce today. I made is exactly as written and it tasted wonderful. I don't think anyone should be allowed to rate a recipe that they've altered. Make it as is first, then rate it, then adjust it as you wish. This is a really good, really easy basic BBQ sauce recipe, well worth the 5 stars for taste and ease of preparation. However, for myself and my family's tastes I added fresh finely chopped onions, minced garlic, liquid hickory smoke flavouring and some honey. Wow, to die for or what! This sauce just the way it's written is great, but it is also very forgiving so you can adjust it to your liking. Everyone is different and no two palates are the same so, If you like it really spicy, add some more hot sauce or red chile flakes or add more sugar or honey like I did and just keep tasting until you get it to your liking. Heck you could even add some minced pineapple for that matter! Once you get it where you like it, then let it sit for a few hours and see it surpass your expectations as when it sits, it gets even better. Oh, and I quadrupled the recipe to make sure I had plenty left over for another day since it will keep quite a while in the fridge. Hope this helps for some of you :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2003
I used this sauce on ribs and my husband said "Don't buy anymore sauce! This is better than any we've ever bought!" Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2005
Wow! This was awesome! I had some sausage links on hand that I didn't know how to use. Then I remembered that I had a sausage sandwich from Dickey's the other day and it was the best. So I made sausage sandwiches with this recipe and it was just as good if not better. Love it love it love it and I can't wait to eat the leftovers tomorrow. Thanks! It was also incredibly easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2004
This sauce is spectacular! My husband loves bar-b-que chicken but I've never been able to make my own sauce. He loves this sauce and I can't seem to make it often enough! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2003
This recipe is the best I've ever tried! My kids are picky eaters and they loved this. (I left out the hot sauce for the kids batch.) I marinated some chicken in this recipe and it was wonderful on the grill. It stuck to the chicken and didn't drip all over the place. We loved it so much, I used it the same week to slow-cook a roast pork. I chopped the meat into chunks and added more sauce. Put it on hamburger buns, and got rave reviews from everyone who tried it. I made a little extra for those who wanted more on thier sandwich...they emptied the whole jar! Kudos to Debi for a great recipe worth sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2008
Great Great Great. Literally made it 2 min ago and came to review. Added some liquid smoke ed pepper flakes and honey. Omitted the mustard (didnt have any). It tastes SUPER! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/21/2011
Good when your in a pinch. I still prefer store bought. Read More
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