Martha’s Barbecue Sauce

Originally published on August 21, 2009

As the name suggests, this barbecue sauce recipe comes from Martha Stewart, off of her own website I found it one day when I really wanted to make ribs but went to the fridge and, to my dismay, discovered that I was all out of barbecue sauce! Quick and easy wasn’t really a concern to me with this one. I just wanted something that tasted really, really great. And you know you can always count on Martha for that! It was a pleasant surprise to me when I found out that not only does it taste great, but it’s quick and easy too! Needless to say, I will never buy another jar of barbecue sauce again!


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped 
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon mustard powder 
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
3 tablespoon light brown sugar 
2 cups ketchup 
1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce  
1/3 cup cider vinegar 
1 tablespoon molasses 
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 


1.) Place oil into a small saucepan and heat over medium heat.

2.) When oil is hot, add the onion and the garlic. Cook until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes.

3.) Once onions are ready, add mustard powder and red pepper flakes. Cook for another 30 seconds.

4.) Add the rest of the ingredients: sugar, ketchup, molasses, worcestershire sauce, vinegar, and pepper.

5.) Turn heat down to low and cook for 10-15 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.

6.) Remove from heat and allow to cool. Place in an airtight container to keep in the fridge. It will keep for at least a month!

7.) Serve and enjoy!