Sweet and Tangy Barbecue Sauce Recipe
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Sweet and Tangy Barbecue Sauce Recipe

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This sweet and tangy basting sauce came from my husband's family. With just four ingredients, it's simple to stir up. A speedy alternative to bottled sauce, it can be brushed on chicken, ribs, pork or even turkey. —Jenine Schmidt, Stoughton, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES:11 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
MAKES: 11 servings


  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoon: 74 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 274mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein .


  1. In a bowl, whisk all ingredients. Use as a basting sauce for grilled meat. Yield: 1-1/3 cups.
Originally published as Tangy Barbecue Sauce in Quick Cooking November/December 1998, p19

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Reviewed Jun. 22, 2016

"The sauce really didn't have the bite that I expected so I added a dash of Worcestershire Sauce and balsamic vinegar to counterbalance the brown sugar. ZING. I'm using it for grilled pork tenderloin tonight."

Troi 18560
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2013

"I ran out of BBQ sauce and used this instead ... yum :)."

FarmLadySC 31211
Reviewed May. 31, 2012

"I made this recipe to go with some leftover chicken for sandwiches. I didn' t have any nutmeg so I substituted a little balsamic vinegar (I know, lol, not even close) but I have to say - - - - it is YUMMY! Definitely a keeper."

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