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Recipe: Sweet and Tangy BBQ Sauce

I love making BBQ sauces… this one is a favorite… quick and easy.. I like to make it up and store it in the fridge.. it’s great to slather.. like that word?? … slather on chicken breasts or pork chops.. I use it in skillet dishes… all kinds of ways.

It also makes a great gift… going to a BBQ or house warming.. bring a jar… tie a cute tag on it.. maybe include a basting brush… a delicious gift… anyone would love.


I like to finely dice my onion in my mini food processor… a great little machine.. makes quick work of things like this.

The recipe doesn’t include salt.. and that’s not an omission.. it really isn’t needed.. the ketchup has more than enough salt in it.

I buy a pack of little apple juice bottles.. it’s just enough for recipes like this.. also good for a fill in juice when you run out.. a good thing to keep in the cupboard.

If you do slather it on your boneless skinless chicken breast.. and don’t want to grill it… you can bake it in your oven…. preheat your oven to 400 degrees… line a pan with non-stick foil and brush BBQ sauce generously all over it. Bake it for about 20 minutes or until cooked through… serve with mashed potatoes and a veggie …makes a great quick dinner!

Recipe: Sweet and Tangy BBQ Sauce

All you need:

2 tablespoons butter
1 small onion, finely diced
¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
¼ cup apple juice
½ cup apple cider vinegar
¼ cup water
2 cups ketchup
¼ cup light brown sugar (packed)
2 tablespoons molasses
3 tablespoons honey
½ teaspoon ginger
2 teaspoons garlic powder
½ teaspoon cayenne
1 teaspoon chili powder
2 teaspoons dry mustard

All you need to do:

In a saucepan, over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the onion to the butter and cook until translucent.

Add remaining ingredients and stir. Bring to a low boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for about 20-25 minutes. Stir frequently.

Allow to cool, pour into an air tight jar or container. Store in the fridge until ready to use. Can be stored for about 2 weeks.


Katie Westbrook July 18, 2013 at 6:57 PM  

How much does this make? It sounds delish!!

Linda July 18, 2013 at 10:43 PM  

It really is good... it doesn't make a lot... I'm guesstimating... about 3 cups.. or so.. it didn't quite fit in one jar.... you could easily double the recipe.. I usually don't unless I know I'll need it for something in particular ...it's quick and easy enough to make a fresh batch when I want it...

Try it and let me know what you think.

Thanks for stopping by!


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