One Pot Basic Barbeque Sauce

basic bbq sauce recipe


  • 1&1/2 cups of ketchup
  • 1/2 cup of packed light brown sugar – dark is fine, too
  • 3 Tblsp. Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 3 Tblsp. of Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1&1/2 tsp. of paprika – I used Spanish, it has a little smoke flavor
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. of mustard powder
  • 3/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. celery seed
  • 1/2 cup of water


  1. Using a large saucepan, add everything into the pan
  2. Set the heat to med/high and get it boiling while stirring
  3. Lower the heat, and simmer until it thickens up a bit
  4. That’s it! Let it cool off a bit before you baste your meat


When stored properly – covered and refrigerated – your sauce should last up to 2 weeks