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Sweet and Tangy Barbecue Sauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 5 min.


1-1/3 cups

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
Sweet and Tangy Barbecue Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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