Ally's Sweet & Savory Eats: 3 Minute Pantry BBQ Sauce

Thursday, May 23, 2013

3 Minute Pantry BBQ Sauce

In our house it is officially grilling season and there is nothing we like better than a good barbecue sauce.  Preferably one not out of a bottle with the first ingredient listed as 'high fructose corn syrup'.  So last week I set out on a mission to make my own.

I've made some in the past but they all required fancy ingredients and a long simmer on the stove, that frankly I did not have the patience for this time around.  I wanted something quick.  Something easy.  And something that most definitely didn't require a trip to the store for 'liquid smoke' or any other pricey bottle that I'll never use again.

You guys.  This barbecue sauce is fantastic!

And I'm not lying when I say it only takes 3 minutes to put together.  I timed myself.  Literally.  I started at 3:03 and end at 3:06.

3 minutes.

Even better?  We used this sauce for THREE meals.  Two rounds of barbecue chicken on the grill and one delicious, fantastic, awesome new recipe {that I'll be sharing soon} for turkey quinoa meatballs.  Don't turn up your nose.  They are out of this world.

Just look how moist and juicy that chicken is?

Seriously, it's incredible.

3 Minute Pantry Barbecue Sauce
{Print this Recipe!}
1 c. brown sugar
1 1/4 c. ketchup
1/2 c. red wine vinegar
1 T. worcestershire sauce
2 1/2 t. ground mustard
1 t. pepper
1 1/2 t. salt
pinch of cayenne pepper

In a large bowl combine all of the ingredients.  Whisk until sugar is dissolved and sauce is smooth.  Place in the fridge for up to a week.  Use as a marinade, dipper or just drink it.

Kidding.  I'm just kidding.  You probably don't want to drink it.


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  1. Sounds like a great sauce - easy and delicious -
    Mary x

  2. Erin- Table for 7May 23, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    love it! so easy and quick..pinned!!

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  4. William H. BoswellAugust 14, 2013 at 9:25 AM

    If I bring the sauce to a boil and cool it before I put it in the refrig, will it make it last longer than a week and will it change the taste?

  5. William I am not really sure...I think it would be thicker and may have a healthier, less imagery taste, but not sure if it would last longer?

  6. William H. BoswellAugust 14, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    rThank you for answering me so quickly and at all. I have been concerned about HFCS in everything. I even found that it is used in Hellmanns's low fat mayo, but not in their Real Mayo or their Light Mayo.. I am so glad to find your recipe and I thank you very much....