Basic Barbeque Sauce


  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 6 fluid ounces tomato-vegetable juice cocktail (such as V8), or more to taste
  • 3/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons Meyer lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper


Stir ketchup, tomato-vegetable juice cocktail, molasses, Meyer lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, onion, garlic, and black pepper together in a bowl.

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Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate to let the flavors blend, at least 45 minutes.