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Recipes: Brooks’ Light and Easy Homemade BBQ Sauce

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While enjoying a New Year’s good luck dinner (pork and black-eye peas) at the home of a friend, I kept hearing people ages 10 through senior citizens rave about the BBQ sauce that was on the stove. I noted some were putting it over their pork; others over their meat loaf.

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When I inquired what made this BBQ sauce so special, I was told that one of my friend’s grandsons had come up with the recipe. When I asked him, Brooks, about it, he told me he had been perfecting it over the last two months. He then gave me his recipe and gave me permission to share it with others. Thus, you will find the recipe for Brooks’ Light and Easy Homemade BBQ Sauce and some other ways he uses it below.


  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 Tablespoon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcester sauce
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar (add more, to taste, if desired)
  • ¼ cup water


  1. Mix all ingredients in a sauce pan and place on medium heat until well-blended, stirring often.
  2. Let simmer until ready to use it on the meat of your choice.


The first time Brooks made this BBQ sauce, he baked chicken in the oven for 45 minutes. He removed the chicken from the oven, degreased it, and then added his BBQ sauce. Last, he put cooked the chicken in the oven for 15 additional minutes.

Brooks also uses this sauce when he grills meats. When grilling, do not use water in the recipe. If desired, you can add ¼ Tablespoon of honey instead.




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