Cooking with Katie

Easy Peasy Barbeque Sauce


Ok so maybe this BBQ sauce doesn’t have any peas in it, but it’s very easy!  And as we all know: Everything’s fine, as long as it rhymes!

We use my barbeque sauce on ribs, pulled pork, chicken, pork chops, pretty much everything. It’s SO good and is SO versatile. You’ll probably be able to find a million things to eat it on!

I have to warn you, though. I like my BBQ sauces spicy, so this does have a little bit of a kick to it. If you don’t like that kick, pull back a little bit. If you like yours a little more sweet, add some more sugar; a little more tangy, add more vinegar. This is where tasting your food before you serve it really comes in handy!

Barbeque Sauce

  • 2 tbsp. veg oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 1/2 c ketchup
  • 1/2 c amber beer or ale
  • 1/4 c cider vinegar
  • 1/4 c water
  • 1/4 c brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp. worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper
  • tabasco sauce (optional)

Saute the onion in a saucepan with the oil until soft and translucent. Add the spices and toast them lightly for 1 minute. Add the ketchup, beer, cider vinegar, water, brown sugar, mustard, and worcestershire sauce. Season with the salt and pepper and a few dashes of tabasco. Let simmer for 15-20 minutes partially covered, then taste for seasoning. Brush onto your meat and grill, then pour over or dip into when you serve.