Tangy Barbecue Sauce is much more vibrant than store-bought and so easy to make at home.

Tangy Barbecue Sauce Recipe


This Tangy Barbecue Sauce goes together quickly and is great on burgers, chicken, pork, and even seafood.

I know it’s easy to just buy a bottle of barbecue sauce at the grocery store, but homemade has a much more vibrant flavor. Using only five basic ingredients, you can have this sauce ready in less than 15 minutes. It’s so worth it!

I suggest brushing on the barbecue sauce to the food during the last 10 minutes of cooking so it does not burn.

Tangy Barbecue Sauce Recipe

1 cup ketchup
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar or cider vinegar
1/3 cup light-colored corn syrup
1/4 cup finely chopped onion or thinly sliced green onions (scallions)
1/4 teaspoon salt
Several dashes hot pepper sauce

In a small saucepan combine the ketchup, balsamic vinegar, corn syrup, onion, salt, and hot pepper sauce. Bring to boil; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 to 15 minutes or until desired consistency, stirring sauce occasionally.

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Brush burgers, chicken or pork with some of the sauce during the last 10 minutes of grilling. If desired, reserve some sauce for passing at the table.

Yield: 4 servings

Nutrition Per Tablespoon: 29 calories, no fat, no protein, 7 grams carbohydrate, no cholesterol, 161 milligrams sodium, no fiber.

Recipe Source: “The New Grilling Book” Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen
Reprinted with express permission.

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