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Sweet and Tangy Homemade Barbeque Sauce is a simple recipe with ingredients right from your pantry. It complements grilled meats with a hint of heat.
Here in the midwest, we like our barbeque sauce sweet. But, I don't like it too sweet. So I add vinegar for tangy flavor and cayenne pepper for some heat. This sauce enhances the flavor of any grilled chicken.
- brown sugar
- Worcestershire sauce
- wine vinegar
- ground mustard
- cayenne pepper
Step 1 Finely chop the onion. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook for 3-5 minutes.
Step 2 Stir in ketchup, brown sugar, wine vinegar, Worcestershire Sauce, and molasses. Mix until well combined.
Step 3 Add mustard and cayenne pepper. Stir until combined.
Step 4 Let sauce come to a boil. Stir constantly.
Step 5 Reduce heat to a simmer over low and cook for 5 minutes. Stir occasionally.
Step 6 Turn off the burner. Let the pan sit on the burner until ready to use.
This recipe makes approximately 1 cup of sauce.
Frequently Asked Questions
This barbeque sauce should be stored in a sealed container for up to 7-10 days.
What to Serve with Barbeque Sauce
This tasty sweet and tangy sauce complements any grilled chicken. Try it on burgers or pork tenderloin for a tangy bite with a bit of heat.
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