American Barbecue Sauce is a tangy and sweet sauce recipe that is believed to have originated in the Southern United States. It features a combination of ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, and spices such as garlic powder, onion powder, and cumin to create a sauce that is perfect for basting grilled meats or as a dipping sauce. To make this recipe, you simply mix together all the ingredients in a saucepan and let it simmer for a few minutes until the flavors meld together. Some variations may also include ingredients such as mustard, molasses, or Worcestershire sauce for added depth of flavor. This sauce is a staple of American cuisine and is a popular condiment for barbecue dishes such as ribs, pulled pork, and brisket.
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and simmer over low heat for 8 to 10 minutes.
Cool completely and use immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Makes about 1 1/2 cups or 350ml.