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The Best BBQ Sauce

Raid your pantry, and you will find all the ingredients you need for the best BBQ sauce you've ever had.
Course Sauces and Seasonings
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 12 servings


  • small saucepan


  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 1 cup dark soda
  • 1 teaspoon minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon worstershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Add all ingredients to a small saucepan. Stir to break down the clumps of tomato paste.
    6 ounces tomato paste, 1 cup dark soda, 1 teaspoon minced onion, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, 1/2 teaspoon worstershire sauce, 1 tablespoon garlic powder, 3 tablespoons brown sugar, 2 tablespoons molasses, 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, 1/2 cup water
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low heat so that the sauce is at a low boil. Let it reduce by half, usually takes about 15-20 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • Add to a jar or sealed container and enjoy for up to two weeks. Enjoy!