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Sweet and Tangy Barbeque Sauce

Easy Homemade Barbeque Sauce is sweet and tangy with a hint of heat. Perfect sauce for burgers, pork tenderloin or chicken.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy
Servings: 8
Calories: 116kcal
Author: Janna/Fit As A Fiddle Life



  • 1/4 cup onion finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/8 cup wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp ground mustard
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper


  • Finely chop onion. Heat olive oil in a medium pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook for 3-5 minutes.
  • Add ketchup, brown sugar, wine vinegar, molasses, Worcestershire sauce to the onion. Stir to mix.
  • Mix in ground mustard and cayenne pepper.
  • Heat sauce to a boil. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Turn off heat and leave pan on burner until ready to use.


Serving Size = 2 tablespoons.


Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 298mg | Potassium: 179mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 169IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg