I recently got back from a trip to Nashville, TN and it must have been the smell of BBQ that hits you as soon as you walk off the plane that put me in the mood for some BBQ of my own!  This recipe is so ridiculously easy that I can’t believe I hadn’t been making my own BBQ sauce sooner!


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small white onion, diced small
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed through a garlic press
  • 1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
  • 2 tsp ground (dry) mustard
  • 1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup unsulphured molasses
  • 2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tbsp white vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a medium saucepan heat olive oil over medium heat.  Add diced onions and cook until completely soft, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add garlic and cook another minute.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and simmer over low heat for about 5 minutes.

Nutritional Info:

Serving Size 2 tbsp.

Nutrients per serving:  Calories: 13, Cal. from Fat: 1.5, Total Fat: 0g, Sat. Fat: 0g, Carbs: 2g, Fiber: 0g, Sugars: 1g, Protein: 0g, Sodium: 13mg, Chol: 0mg


I love this sauce just as it is but you can always customize it to your taste if need be.  For a tangier taste add a bit more molasses or for a smoky taste add a dash of liquid smoke.

Ready to put your new BBQ sauce to the test?  Check out this recipe for the Ultimate BBQ sandwich.  YUM!

The sauce will keep in the refrigerator for about a week or you can freeze for up to 4 months.

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  1. Ohhh, this looks so good! Wow, the calories are very low on it too. Can’t wait to try it. Thanks Ann Marie


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