Quick Barbecue Sauce

Quick Barbecue Sauce Recipe
Photo: Anna Williams
When you need a barbecue sauce at the last minute, you can't go wrong with this 6-ingredient, 5-minute sauce. And all of the ingredients are probably already in your pantry.



Makes 16 servings

Recipe from

Real Simple

Nutritional Information

Calories 25
Caloriesfromfat 4 %
Fat 1 g
Satfat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 280 mg
Carbohydrate 5 g
Fiber 0 g
Sugars 5 g
Protein 1 g


1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup cider vinegar
2 tablespoons molasses
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon water
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper


In a small saucepan, over low heat, combine the ketchup, vinegar, molasses, mustard, water, salt, and pepper. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Baste the meat, chicken, or seafood with the sauce during the last 10 minutes of grilling.

June 2006
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