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Sweet and Tangy Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Sweet and Tangy Barbecue Sauce Recipe

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. YIELD:11 servings


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


  • 1. In a bowl, whisk all ingredients. Use as a basting sauce for grilled meat. Yield: 1-1/3 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 74 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 274 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.

Reviews for Sweet and Tangy Barbecue Sauce

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Reviewed Feb. 20, 2013

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

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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