Effortless Barbecue Sauce

  • Yield: 3 to 3 1/4 cups


1cup catsup
1/3cup Worcestershire sauce
1tablespoon brown sugar (optional)
1teaspoon chili powder
1teaspoon each salt and coarsely ground pepper
1/2teaspoon dry mustard
2dashes Tabasco sauce
2cups water


  1. Combine catsup, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, chili powder, salt, pepper, dry mustard, Tabasco sauce and water in a saucepan and mix well.  Bring to a boil.  Simmer for several minutes.  Will keep for several weeks in the refrigerator.

Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior League of Morgan County’s Beyond Cotton Country (The Junior League of Morgan County, Decatur, Ala., 1999).