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Basic Barbecue Sauce


This barbecue sauce recipe from Delicatessen is as basic as it gets, and it shows how simple sometimes really is better. 

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  • 1/2 Cup yellow mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons dark beer
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon tomato purée
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/8 Tablespoon cayenne
  • 1 Tablespoon black pepper
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 Cup ketchup


In a small saucepan, combine all of the ingredients, mix, and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and let the sauce cook for at least 1 hour. Cool completely before using.