Zesty BBQ Sauce

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Active: 35 min
  • Yield: 3 cups
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1 bottle organic ketchup (if using regular ketchup, decrease the brown sugar by 1 tablespoon)

1/4 cup unfiltered apple cider vinegar 

4 tablespoons light brown sugar 

1 tablespoon molasses 

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 

2 teaspoons onion powder 

1 1/4 teaspoons black pepper 

1 teaspoon whole-grain mustard 

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin 


  1. Place the ketchup, cider vinegar, brown sugar, molasses, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, pepper, mustard, cumin and 1/4 cup water in a 3-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook, uncovered, for 20 to 25 minutes, stirring frequently. Best if made a day in advance. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.