Bea's Thin BBQ Sauce

Bea L.


This is a thin BBQ sauce we use on our chicken or pork at times. I like doubling the recipe so I'll always have it on hand. It's also a good base to make sticky sauce for grilled chicken when we prefer something a little different. 7/21/14


★★★★★ 2 votes

About 2 1/4 cups
10 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 c
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp
    dry mustard
  • ·
    salt & pepper, to taste

How to Make Bea's Thin BBQ Sauce


  1. Add all ingredients to a saucepan as listed. Slowly bring to a boil on medium heat then decrease heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes or so. As far as the vinegar, I use either apple cider or white.
  2. I have been told that it doesn't require refrigeration but I store mine in the fridge. It lasts indefinitely.
  3. NOTE: When I want a sticky sauce I simply add about 3 TBSP of honey, about 1/4 cup corn syrup, about 2/3 cup catchup and about 1/4 cup butter to 1 cup of the above recipe. All of these ingredients are approximate amounts.

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About Bea's Thin BBQ Sauce

Course/Dish: Marinades Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #chicken #pork

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