Barbecue sauce, often abbreviated as BBQ sauce, is a condiment that is used to flavor and enhance the taste of grilled or barbecued meat. It is a versatile sauce that can be used as a marinade, basting sauce, or a dipping sauce.

BBQ Sauce

Recipe by Nitdb


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BBQ sauce recipes can vary widely, but they typically include a combination of sweet, tangy, savory, and sometimes spicy flavors.


  • 1 cup ketchup

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (you can adjust this based on your desired level of sweetness)

  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • Optional: 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper for some heat (adjust to taste)

  • Optional: 1-2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup for extra sweetness


  • In a medium saucepan, combine all the ingredients over medium heat.
  • Whisk the mixture until the ingredients are well combined.
  • Bring the sauce to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low to maintain a gentle simmer.
  • Let the sauce simmer for about 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent it from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  • Taste the sauce and adjust the sweetness, tanginess, or spiciness according to your preferences by adding more sugar, vinegar, or spices.
  • Once the sauce reaches your desired flavor profile and consistency (it should thicken slightly as it simmers), remove it from heat.
  • Allow the barbecue sauce to cool before transferring it to a jar or container.
  • Store the sauce in the refrigerator. It will keep for a few weeks, and the flavors may even improve over time.

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