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Course condiment
Cuisine American, Grill
Servings 3 cups


  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups Heinz ketchup [substituting another brand will change the taste]
  • 1 1/2 cups packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 T chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 T kosher salt
  • cayenne pepper optional if you want more heat


  • Mix all ingredients in a non-reactive saucepan and bring to a boil over medium high heat.
  • Lower the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the sauce coats the back of a spoon. It won’t be overly thick.
  • It can be used right away or stored in a jar in the refrigerator for 2 months
Keyword BBQ, BBQ sauce