Quick Fix: Barbecue Sauce

Every home chef needs a good barbecue sauce recipe in their back pocket, especially during the summer time! Sure, you can buy the stuff at the store, but in my humble opinion, nothing impresses like homemade.... you know what else? You probably have all the stuff you need to make it and you didn't even know it!

This recipe make s a big batch--enough to make pulled pork or a nice hearty batch of chicken (up to 4 pounds!). You can always half it if you like. Another note: you can substitute red wine for the vinegar if you like, especially if you have extra wine that has soured.

Best of all? It takes literally five minutes leaving you plenty of time in your day for other more important things...like gavin a cocktail poolside!

Here we have the lineup: rosemary, cayenne pepper, red wine vinegar, black pepper, ketchup, garlic, brown sugar, oregano, worcestershire. 

And a note on the herbs: you can use dry or fresh and you can tailor them to your meat. I was using this for pork, so I added rosemary. If you were doing chicken, you could use basil. Up to you! 

If using fresh, cut up a bit! 

Basically you are just putting all these ingredients into a bowl.... 


...in no particular order... 


And then whisk it until it's good and combined! 

I like to give it a taste as well, just to be sure it's got that good tangy taste I like! 

Pour it on your meat and marinate! 
I like to pour mine on in the morning that way when I got to cook my meat, it's good and marinated. You can also just use it as you would any other barbecue sauce! YUM! 

Billie's Quick Fix Barbecue Sauce! 

Time: 5 minutes | Makes 3 cups | Difficulty: Easy! 

You will need:

2 cups ketchup
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup red wine vinegar 
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
2 sprigs oregano 
1 sprig rosemary 
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 
2 teaspoons black pepper 


Chop your fresh herbs, if using fresh (remember you can use dried if that is what you got on hand). 

Combine ingredients in a bowl and whisk until fully blended. 

How seriously easy was that? Yes, I know--it's awesome 

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