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Basic Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Basic Barbecue Sauce
Difficulty: Easy | Total Time: 45 mins, plus cooling time | Active Time: | Makes: 2 1/3 cups

This simple sauce is fabulous on everything from chicken to sandwiches.

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 3 medium garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 cup water
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring until ingredients are completely incorporated. Reduce heat to low and gently simmer until flavors have melded and sauce has thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 30 to 40 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. If not using right away, cover and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.