photo of cooking barbecue sauce ingredients
Mary's Barbecue Sauce
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Total Time
33 mins

You can buy barbecue sauce. but it won't taste as good as this!

Course: sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: barbecue
Servings: 8
Calories: 40 kcal
Author: A. JoAnn
  • 8 oz. tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 tbsp. prepared mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (or 1 tsp. crushed)
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to boil, stirring constantly, and reduce heat to simmer. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Recipe Notes

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