Simple BBQ Sauce


This recipe was given to me by an old friend many, many years ago.  She was someone who truly taught me that going that little extra mile in the kitchen was worth all of my energy and it still ranks as one of my favorite and most used recipes.  I love putting sauces, marinades, and dressings together myself. There is such a feeling of well being knowing exactly what I am putting into something and ultimately eating.  These ingredients are usually on hand and the simplicity of the recipe is amazing.

I always double this recipe!

Yields: 1 1/2 to 2 Cups                             Total Time:  40 Minutes


1 cup vinegar (I use apple cider vinegar)

1 clove garlic, chopped

1 Tablespoon olive oil (I use a jalapeño oil for a little heat)

2 1/2 Tablespoons worcestershire sauce

1/2 cup ketchup

1 Teaspoon dry mustard (If I don’t have any on hand, I use dijon)

1 Tablespoon salt (I use half as much)

1/2 cup light brown sugar

Dash of Paprika

Pinch of Red Pepper Flake


Bring all ingredients to a boil, simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, let cool.

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