Basic Barbecue Sauce

    5 mins

    This sauce is a surprisingly simple combination of ingredients that brings spectacular flavour. Great on meats or chicken.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 4 tablespoons cider vinegar
    • 120ml ketchup
    • 120ml water
    • 3 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon chilli powder

    Prep:5min  ›  Ready in:5min 

    1. In a medium bowl or bottle, combine all ingredients. Mix well and store in the refrigerator until ready for use.

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    Loved it! I was looking for something with the ingredients I had, and this was it! I doubled the recipe as follows: 1/2 c. apple cider vinegar, 1 cup ketchup, 3/4 c. water, 1/2 c. brown sugar, sprinkle of Lawry's seasoning, a couple dashes of worcestersire sauce, and... I sauteed a 1/4 of a small onion (chopped fine)and 1 chopped garlic clove and tossed it all in the bowl at the same time. I did make a couple of squirts of ketchup to make a thicker consistency. After all that....I had some boneless pork ribs, tossed them in the crockpot and put the BBQ mixture over the top. Stirred together and cooked about 4 hrs. on high, then turned to low until we were ready for dinner. When we were ready to eat, I took a large slotted spoon and separated the pork. I then ladled it onto good hamburger buns and even the kids ate all their dinner! I think next time I will use the Hawaiian buns. Overall, YUMMY!! (even hubby said so and he doesn't say things too often!)  -  04 Jun 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was surprisingly simple and wonderful! I used brown sugar in place of the white and added just a touch of garlic powder, and some crushed red pepper flakes. Nicely tangy and sweet! I will have to make a double batch next time as I found I needed more!  -  22 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This recipe makes a great base! I added a few ingredients to taste, like worcestershire sauce, minced onions, honey and some seasoning salt.  -  15 Jan 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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