Best Barbecue Sauce Recipe

BBQ sauce
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  • 40 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yield: Makes about 3 cups
Ratings (9)

This is a classic barbecue sauce, heavy on the tomato with a wide range of flavors including a hint of lemon, making any barbecued food taste more authentic.

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup (240 mL) ketchup
  • 1 cup (240 mL) water
  • 1 onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup (120 mL) cider vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) vegetable oil
  • Juice and zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) sugar
  • 2 teaspoons (10 mL) fresh grated ginger
  • 2 teaspoons (10 mL) salt
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) cayenne

How to Make It

1. In a saucepan heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and ginger. Sauté until the onion is translucent.

2. Stir in ketchup, water, vinegar, lemon juice and zest, sugar, salt and cayenne. Reduce heat to a low simmer and continue cooking for 25 minutes.