Good Old Red Barbecue Marinade

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2 to 2 servings

It's sweet. It's red. It's already got ketchup in it. Is this perfect or what? Use to marinate beef, pork or chicken, or to baste hamburgers while cooking.


  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 small onion , finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp mustard , (any kind)
  • 2 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce


  • Stir together all the ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Simmer for 5 minutes, then remove from heat and let cool.
  • Combine with meat and let marinate for at least one hour before cooking (longer is OK, too). Reserve some marinade to use as a basting sauce while grilling, and as a dipping sauce to serve with the cooked meat. Makes enough for at least 2 lb. (1 kg) of meat, with some left over for dipping.