Sweet And Tangy BBQ Sauce Recipe

There's just something about BBQ sauce that brings out the dip lover in all of us. Here at Tasting Table, we think there's nothing quite better than a side of sauce to dip your fries, nuggets, or pretty much any other popular American cuisine. And, BBQ sauce happens to be one of the most popular ways to do a little dip. This BBQ sauce is unique for many reasons, including that it takes just a few minutes to make. We're talking no prep time and less than 10 minutes of cook time, which is easy-peasy. Another great part of this sauce is its sweet and tangy flavor, which will undoubtedly make your taste buds dance.

Recipe developer Catherine Brookes of Blue Sky Eating is the brains behind this wonderfully sweet and tangy BBQ sauce that pairs perfectly with pretty much any food. "The best thing about this recipe is how quick and easy it is to make, using basic store cupboard ingredients and just one pan," Brookes raves. "It's great to make in a big batch and store in the fridge to use for dipping fries in or for marinating meats." 

Gather the ingredients for this sweet and tangy BBQ sauce

You will just need to grab a handful of items for this sauce. Pick up tomato ketchup, white wine vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, honey, and vegetable oil.

Add the ingredients to a saucepan

Grab a large saucepan and toss in all of your ingredients. This includes tomato ketchup, white wine vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, honey, and vegetable oil. Once you have done that, place the saucepan on your stove.

Heat the ingredients

Turn the stove to medium heat and wait for the sauce to begin boiling. Once you see bubbles reach the surface, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for another 5 minutes. How easy is that? 

Once the 5 minutes are up, you can remove the saucepan from heat. "The taste is sweet and smoky, with a nice balance of acidity from the vinegar too," Brookes shares. Yum! 

Serve this sweet and tangy BBQ sauce as desired

Once you remove the sauce from heat, the only other thing that you need to do is transfer it to a serving bowl of your choice. Then, you can dip or spread at your leisure.

This sweet and tangy BBQ sauce would be a hit for any occasion, especially a backyard barbecue! Brookes also provides some of her favorite ways to serve this wonderful sauce. "It's great to rub onto meat such as pork ribs or chicken thighs before grilling. You can also use it as a dressing on salads or a dip for veggies, fries, [or] chicken nuggets," Brookes suggests. 

Make sure you store the leftovers

Another great part about this sweet and tangy BBQ sauce is that it lasts for quite some time. All you need to do is store it in an airtight container in the fridge, and it you can keep it for up to two weeks. So, if you want to double the batch just to have, that would be a great idea!

Sweet And Tangy BBQ Sauce Recipe
5 from 45 ratings
Learn to make this quick, easy, and tangy barbecue sauce. 
Prep Time
0
minutes
Cook Time
8
minutes
Servings
2
cups
Sweet and Tangy BBQ Sauce in bowl
Total time: 8 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cups tomato ketchup
  • ⅓ cup white wine vinegar
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Directions
  1. Add all ingredients to a large saucepan.
  2. Heat on a medium setting until boiling, then reduce to a simmer and cook for another 5 minutes.
  3. Transfer to your serving bowl of choice.
  4. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
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