Steven Raichlen's Nashville Sweet Barbecue Sauce

Total Time
15mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
0 mins

This is one of the best BBQ sauces I have ever had--sweet and tangy and balanced just right.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine ketchup, brown sugar, lemon juice, zest, molasses, Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke, mustard, onion powder, and pepper in a nonreactive saucepan. Whisk to mix.
  2. Let the sauce gradually come to a simmer over medium heat and simmer until thick and flavorful, 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. If not serving the sauce immediately, let cool to room temperature, transfer to air tight jars, and refrigerate until serving.