Molasses and Ginger Barbecue Sauce

Molasses and Ginger Barbecue Sauce
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  • Total: 22 mins
  • Prep: 12 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 1 cup (8 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
74 Calories
0g Fat
18g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 cup (8 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 74
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 176mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 1g
Calcium 52mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is a richly-flavored sauce with some definite heat to it. If you don't want it spicy, omit the serrano chile or substitute with a milder pepper. This sauce works well on chicken, pork, and beef ribs.


  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons (45 mL) dark brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons (45 mL) tomato sauce
  • 3 tablespoons (45 mL) molasses
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 serrano chile, seeded and finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) ginger (grated)
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 mL) salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 mL) black pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Place all ingredients in a large saucepan and simmer on low heat for 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and allow sauce to cool for 15 minutes before using. Store sauce in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to 7 days after preparation.