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.

Carolyn Casner
Source:, January 2018


Recipe Summary

25 mins
25 mins


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; protein 18.7g 38% DV; carbohydrates 10.7g 3% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 0.3g 1% DV; sugars 8.6g; fat 5.2g 8% DV; saturated fat 1.5g 8% DV; cholesterol 57.3mg 19% DV; vitamin a iu 119.2IU 2% DV; vitamin c 1mg 2% DV; folate 3.2mcg 1% DV; calcium 33.2mg 3% DV; iron 1mg 5% DV; magnesium 35.8mg 13% DV; potassium 396.6mg 11% DV; sodium 389.8mg 16% DV; thiamin 0.4mg 44% DV; added sugar 6g.