Barbecue Ketchup Recipe

Photographs: Joshua Bousel

Taking a cue from Kansas City barbecue sauce, this ketchup delivers the sweet tang with a little heat, without being overwhelmingly strong.

Recipe Details

Barbecue Ketchup Recipe

Active 3 mins
Total 3 mins
Serves 6 servings
Makes 3/4 cup


  • 1/2 cup ketchup

  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon molasses

  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce

  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 teaspoons of your favorite barbecue rub

  • 1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard

  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Whisk together ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, molasses, hot sauce, Worcestershire, barbecue rub, mustard, onion powder, and garlic powder in a small bowl. Use immediately or transfer to an airtight container and store in refrigerator for up to a month.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
51 Calories
0g Fat
13g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 51
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 219mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 147mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)