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Mary's Barbecue Sauce

You can buy barbecue sauce. but it won't taste as good as this!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time33 mins
Course: sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: barbecue
Servings: 8
Calories: 40kcal
Author: A. JoAnn


  • 8 oz. tomato sauce
  • ½ cup onion finely chopped
  • ¼ cup brown sugar packed
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 tbsp. prepared mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (or 1 tsp. crushed)


  • Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to boil, stirring constantly, and reduce heat to simmer. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.


Makes about 1 3/4 cups.  For best flavor, allow to cool before using.  Can be stored in a covered container in the refrigerator.