Since it’s grilling season (well, some people grill year round), I wanted to make a sweet BBQ sauce without all the junk that comes with the commercial ones. Here’s what I came up with using a couple recipes online and making my own.


1 1/4 cups TJ Organic ketchup
1 cup organic dark brown sugar
1/4 cup organic molasses
1/4 cup organic apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon worcheshire sauce
2 1/2 teaspoons ground mustard
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon chipotle pepper (gives it a bit more smoked flavor)
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon pepper


Mix all ingredients then transfer to a pot. Bring to a gentle boil, then simmer for 5 minutes to dissolve all the sugar.