All American BBQ Sauce

All American BBQ Sauce


  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 Large Onion, Finely Chopped
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Can Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 Cup Ketchup-Style Chili Sauce
  • ½ Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ½ Cup Unsulfured Molasses
  • 2 Tbsp Spicy Brown Or Dijon Mustard
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce


  1. Heat the butter in a heavy-bottomed medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until golden – about 8 minutes. Stir in the garlic and chopped tomatoes and cook for another 2 minutes.
  2. Add the chili sauce, vinegar, molasses, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce to the pan. Bring to a simmer and reduce heat to a medium-low. Stir frequently and continue to simmer until the sauce is slightly reduced – about 20 minutes.

TIP: Wait to sauce your food until the last few minutes of grilling. Since most barbecue sauces have a good amount of sugar, the sauce is likely to burn when exposed to the heat of your grill.