Simple Spicy Barbecue Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is an easy tasty barbecue sauce made with ingredients you probably have on hand. From the Good Housekeeping Illustrated Cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small saucepan, cook onion in oil till tender - a few minutes.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, heat to boiling, stirring constantly.
  3. Can be used to baste any type of meat you might want to grill or broil.


Most Helpful

Just made it it's pretty yummy I added liquid mustard it tastes pretty good not really spicy but just enough :)

candylovessos July 20, 2015

Very good. I only used one tablespoon of oil to cook the onions and I added some red pepper flakes - because we like a little spicier, and simmered for 25 min. Also I only had Red Wine vinegar. Next time might add a bit of garlic, but overall this turned out really, really well. This sauce is the perfect consistency for me, and is wonderful just the way it is - but can well be adapted to any taste.

Katchick April 13, 2009

Loved it made as directed, although after reading Chef Sandra B's review, substituting apple cider vinegar and simmering at least 1/2 hour sounds worth a try. What's so great about this recipe is that it's good as is -- or as a base for whatever your tastes desire! Thanks, Pattikay! Made for Aussie New Zealand Recipe Swap #16.

mersaydees June 01, 2008

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