Basic Doctored Barbecue Sauce

Best Store-Bought BBQ Sauce Doctored Up
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  • 15 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 3 cups (24 servings)
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Many people buy store-bought BBQ sauce and doctor it up the way they like it. Here's a basic version to try the next time you're grilling.

What You'll Need

  • 1 bottle store-bought barbecue sauce (plain variety works best)
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons (10 mL) molasses
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons (7.5 mL) cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) hot sauce

How to Make It

1. Place bottled sauce and brown sugar in a large saucepan. Let mixture come to a slight boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2. Add ketchup, molasses, cider vinegar, onion powder, and hot sauce. Stir through and let simmer for 5 to 6 more minutes. 

3. Remove from heat and use. If making ahead of time, cool sauce to room temperature and place into an airtight container.

Store in the refrigerator for up 5 days after preparation.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 34
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Unsaturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 164 mg
Carbohydrates 8 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 0 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)