Barbecue sauce (also abbreviated as BBQ sauce) is a sauce used as a marinade, basting, condiment, or topping for meat cooked in the barbecue cooking style, including pork or beef ribs and chicken.
Ingredients vary, but most include vinegar, tomato paste, or mayonnaise (or a combination) as a base, as well as liquid smoke, onion powder, spices such as mustard and black pepper, and sweeteners such as sugar or molasses.

Some place the origin of barbecue sauce at the formation of the first American colonies in the 17th century. South Carolina mustard sauce, a type of barbecue sauce, can be traced to German settlers in the 18th century. Early homemade barbecue sauces were made of vinegar, salt, and pepper. Sugar, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce started to be used in the 1920s, but after World War II, the quantity of sugar and the number of ingredients increased dramatically.
An early commercially produced barbecue sauce was advertised by the Georgia Barbecue Sauce Company of Atlanta in 1909. Heinz was the first major company to sell bottled barbecue sauce, in 1940.

Easy and quick to cook, tasty and savorous, it is an ubiquitous condiment used on many foods.

Difficulty level : low
Prep time : 10 min
Rest time :
Cook time :
Total time : 10 min
Yield : 2 cups
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 tbsp dry mustard
1/2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp hot pepper sauce

Steps :

  • In a blender, combine brown sugar, ketchup, water, red wine vinegar and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Season with mustard, paprika, salt, pepper, and hot pepper sauce.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Use and enjoy !

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