Build Your Own BBQ Sauce

Build Your Own BBQ Sauce
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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

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

Directions

  1. For Basic Sauce:
  2. Melt butter in 3-quart saucepan over medium heat until sizzling; add onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3-5 minutes or until softened.
  3. Stir in all remaining ingredients; continue cooking 5-6 minutes or until mixture is slightly thickened.
  4. Pour into mini-food processor bowl fitted with metal blade or blender container; process until smooth.

  5. To Prepare Variations:
  6. Chipotle BBQ Sauce: Stir in 2 tablespoons chopped chipotle chiles in adobo sauce with remaining ingredients.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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 Tips

Nutrition Facts (2 tablespoons)

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

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