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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.


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10 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
1 1/2
cups

Ingredients

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    For Basic Sauce:
    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.

  2. STEP 2

    To Prepare 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.

Nutrition (2 tablespoons)

100 Calories
8 Fat (g)
20 Cholesterol (mg)
430 Sodium (mg)
8 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
0 Protein (g)
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