Photo: Anna Williams
Yield
Makes 16 servings

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.

 

How to Make It

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.

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Ratings & Reviews

SharonW's Review

SharonW
July 28, 2010
I used this as a base for sloppy joes made with veggie "meat" crumbles. I was looking for a recipe for a sauce with a ketchup base since that was what I had on hand, and this fit the bill. It was a little bland, so I added 1/4 tsp each of onion garlic powder, which really improved it. If I had some liquid smoke, I would have added that too, and I think that would have made it outstanding. Will definitely use this recipe again when I need a quick barbecue sauce.