Feeling saucy? Five minutes and a few basic ingredients are all you'll need to make a tasty dip or marinade. If you're feeling ambitious, try the 30-minute recipe instead -- a small price to pay for a killer condiment you can bottle and use all summer long. Happy grilling!
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Quick BBQ Sauce
For a basic barbecue sauce, all you have to do is whisk together all the ingredients.
3/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons light-brown sugar
1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons paprika
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, (optional)
1. Whisk together all ingredients.
It takes just thirty minutes to make and keeps for at least one month. Brush the sauce on ribs or whatever you may be barbecuing.
Let the sauce cool completely before transferring to airtight containers and storing in the refrigerator (label and date).
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon mustard powder
1 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
3 tablespoons light-brown sugar
2 cups ketchup
1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/3 cup cider vinegar
1 tablespoon molasses
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1. In a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in mustard powder and red-pepper flakes; cook 30 seconds.
2. Reduce heat to medium-low; stir in sugar, ketchup, Worcestershire, vinegar, molasses, and black pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 5 to 10 minutes.
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