Barbecue Sauce


I’ve made several versions of barbecue sauce, and we like this one best. We use it to top pulled pork for pulled pork sandwiches. It’s also good on burgers or barbecue french fries.



2 cups ketchup

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup very finely minced onion

2 Tablespoons olive oil

2 Tablespoons water

3-4 minced garlic cloves

1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar

1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon liquid smoke

1 Tablespoon mustard

1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper

black pepper to taste

Directions and Notes:

1. In a medium frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and saute for just a minute or two until fragrant.

2. Add the remaining ingredients and stir together. Simmer for 15-20 minutes.

Note: I haven’t been able to find liquid smoke in China thus far, but some of our friends recently brought some to us when they came to visit– I think it made a big difference in the flavor here and was a very “worth it” thing to request from the States.

Recipe adapted from:


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