The quick, super-easy barbecue sauce in this recipe would be great on roasted chicken as well. Serve with your favorite slaw and a cold lager. Source:, January 2018

Carolyn Casner


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat grill to medium-high.

  • Stir ketchup, vinegar, molasses, mustard, garlic powder and onion powder together in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook until thickened and flavors have blended, 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Season both sides of pork with salt and pepper. Grill the pork for 5 minutes. Flip and baste with some of the sauce. Continue cooking until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part reads 145 degrees F, 4 to 5 minutes more. Serve with the remaining sauce.


To make ahead: Prepare barbecue sauce (Step 2) up to 3 days ahead and refrigerate.

Tip: To oil a grill rack, oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.)

Nutrition Facts

166 calories; 5.2 g total fat; 1.5 g saturated fat; 57 mg cholesterol; 390 mg sodium. 397 mg potassium; 10.7 g carbohydrates; 0.3 g fiber; 9 g sugar; 18.7 g protein; 119 IU vitamin a iu; 1 mg vitamin c; 3 mcg folate; 33 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 36 mg magnesium; 6 g added sugar;