Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This sauce, while tasty in it's own right, serves as a good base for all tomato based sauces. Try adding a few other ingredients of your choosing to develope you own Utopian delight. Try adding things like L&P, more mustard, molasses, honey, garlic, cumin, chili powder, tomato paste, spices, etc. Whatever you add, you will most likely end up with a tasty sauce, and may even develop several different sauces to suit different moods. Have fun! Tim


  1. Combine all ingredients and simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Serve on the side with smoked meat.
  3. Store refrigerated.


Most Helpful

As stated this is an excellent base recipe for BBQ sauce. I customized it by adding some chili powder, liquid smoke, onion powder, Worcestershire sauce and a little dried basil. I used light brown sugar because that is all I had on hand. I also reduced the amount of vinegar by 1/2 because it sounded like it would be too tangy with the amount listed. It turned out really good. I will definitely be using this recipe (with my additions) from now on! Thank you so much for giving me the starting point!

michelles3boys March 05, 2011

WOW!!! great sauce I made this for PAC 07. This is a great all purpose, multi use sauce. great bold taste! I love it.

Shirl (J) 831 May 09, 2007

Excellent sauce. I'll start here and make my own custom sauce as suggested, but it's terrific right now. It's easy to make, quick to make and plenty of tang.

Red Apple Guy January 27, 2007

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