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Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 4 tablespoons distilled vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Dash salt


  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the garlic and onions and cook for 5 minutes, stirring, being careful not to burn them.

  2. Reduce the heat to low. Add the ketchup, molasses, brown sugar, chipotle peppers, vinegar (or less to taste), Worcestershire sauce and salt and stir.

  3. Allow to simmer for 20 minutes. Taste after simmering and add whatever ingredient it needs (more spice, more sugar, etc.).

Check out more BBQ sauce recipes at Food Network. You can also find barbecue recipes here.

Speaking of BBQ, Dallas-area native Jessica Simpson was married recently to her fiance Eric Johnson on a ranch near Santa Barbara, CA. The day before the wedding, guests were treated to a huge July 4 barbecue at the site of the ceremony, the sprawling San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito. The menu included brisket, ribs, fried chicken, lobster dogs and a pie bar. Find out more details about the ceremony here.

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