Build Your Own BBQ Sauce

Build Your Own BBQ Sauce

Make a delicious basic barbecue sauce, or try different global twists on this traditional sauce.

10 min.prep time 15 min.total time
1 1/2 cups
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Ingredients

1 small (1/2 cup) onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
3 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

Melt butter in 3-quart saucepan over medium heat until sizzling; add onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3-5 minutes or until softened.

Stir in all remaining ingredients; continue cooking 5-6 minutes or until mixture is slightly thickened.

Pour into mini-food processor bowl fitted with metal blade or blender container; process until smooth.


Variations:

Chipotle BBQ Sauce: Stir in 2 tablespoons chopped chipotle chiles in adobo sauce with remaining ingredients.

Balsamic BBQ Sauce: Reduce Worcestershire sauce to 2 tablespoons. Omit white vinegar. Stir in 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar and 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard with remaining ingredients.

Mango BBQ Sauce: Add 1 tablespoon chopped jalapeño peppers with onions. Stir in 1/2 cup chopped mango, 1 tablespoon honey and 2 teaspoons lemon juice with remaining ingredients.

Soy Ginger BBQ Sauce: Reduce Worcestershire sauce to 1 tablespoon. Omit salt. Stir in 3 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon orange juice and 1 teaspoon freshly grated gingerroot with remaining ingredients.

Recipe Tip

BBQ sauces shown clockwise from top center: BBQ Sauce, Chipotle BBQ Sauce, Balsamic BBQ Sauce, Mango BBQ Sauce, Soy Ginger BBQ Sauce.

Nutrition Facts (2 tablespoons)

Calories: 100

Fat: 8g

Cholesterol: 20mg

Sodium: 430mg

Carbohydrates: 8g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 0g

Recipe #15935©2013Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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