Ketchup BBQ Sauce. A quick and simple bbq sauce with ketchup, mustard, apple cider and Worcester sauce. A flavoursome barbecue sauce made with pantry staples and perfect for serving with pulled pork, or barbecue ribs.
Even better, it is easy to recreate at home in your soup maker. Dump in the ingredients and come back when it beeps to perfect homemade barbecue sauce.
Easy Barbecue Sauce Recipe With Ketchup
I will admit it now, as a kid I absolutely hated barbecue sauce. I would much rather have mayonnaise, tomato ketchup or thousand island.
I hated barbecue sauce as I found the flavour way too overpowering and avoid it at all costs.
Fast forward to 2012 and the year I turned 30. Myself, the hubby and our eldest son Kyle, were on our first trip to the US and were at a waterpark on International Drive.
I had paid for one of those eat as much as you like all day passes and was determined to get value for money.
Among the great food was pulled pork in barbecue sauce. Even though I have always been a big fan of pulled pork, I never tossed it in barbecue sauce. I know that must be illegal right?
I tried some and loved every mouthful.
Then I went back for seconds and then thirds.
Then for the rest of our five weeks in the US, I ate pulled pork at every opportunity.
I then went home and tried some shop bought barbecue sauce. Just to see if it was a kid thing and that I had grown out of my fussy eating.
Well, I still hated it.
It turns out that barbecue sauce in the US and the UK differs quite a lot and US barbecue sauce is a million times better.
That was when I decided that I must make my own barbecue sauce if I want to enjoy it and I did.
I slaved over a stovetop and then waited patiently for it to reduce and eventually I had this amazing barbecue sauce.
Fast forward to getting a soup maker and I have realised that the easiest way to make homemade barbecue sauce is to add ketchup and make it in the soup maker.
Can You Make BBQ Sauce From Ketchup?
Yes you can and ketchup based BBQ sauce is amazing. It is flavoursome, tangy, yet sweet.
It is ideal for loading onto your pulled pork, over your ribs, or even to make your chicken breast more flavoursome.
Try some regular ketchup, then try some ketchup barbecue sauce and you will notice that most barbecue sauces will have ketchup as a base.
Soup Maker Sauces
You are probably wondering, why the soup maker and why would you make soup maker sauces? Well soup maker sauces are fantastic, because you can dump the ingredients into the soup maker and when it beeps you have a great sauce.
I like it the most for a quick homemade bbq sauce. You see you would normally have to be prisoner to the stovetop and wait for the sauce to reduce.
But with a magical extra ingredient, you can dump everything into the soup maker and come back in 20 minutes to a big batch of barbecue sauce.
What Do You Need To Make BBQ Sauce From Ketchup?
I am sure if you are like me, the chances are you will have the ingredients for this quick ketchup bbq sauce in your pantry already:
Ketchup – The tomato ketchup works as the base for this homemade barbecue sauce. Any will do and its all about personal preference. Or try our healthy tomato ketchup recipe to make this sauce even healthier.
Apple Cider – I have experimented with barbecue sauce and have found less apple cider works best, otherwise it can be overpowering.
Golden Syrup – I have found that for the best sugary flavour to barbecue sauce that golden syrup works best. But you can swap this for honey, maple syrup etc.
Mustard – Any mustard will do. I usually have either powdered in my pantry or French mustard in my fridge.
Potato – Just one small potato will replace the cornstarch and will naturally thicken your barbecue sauce.
Garlic – You only need a small amount of garlic and by doing so it improves the flavour of the barbecue sauce. You can use either cloves or minced garlic.
Worcester – I little Worcester sauce is essential in a barbecue sauce. It also gives a great balance of flavour with the other ingredients in this recipe.
For kitchen gadgets I am just using my Ninja soup maker. If you live in the US this is known as the Ninja hot and cold blender. They are amazing and you dump your ingredients and then come back when it has beeped.
How To Make BBQ Sauce With Ketchup?
- Dump. Peel and dice your potato and load all ingredients into the soup maker. Though make sure the potato is at the top.
- Cook. Set the soup maker to a smooth soup and then it will blend your sauce as it cooks.
- Cool. Then as it cools your barbecue sauce will get thicker. You can then store it in your fridge for up to a week or freeze it for later.
That is just how simple it is to make your own ketchup based barbecue sauce and I am sure you wish you had been doing it for years.
What To Do With Your Barbecue Sauce?
Make pulled pork of course!
When I made this batch of barbecue sauce, I also made Ninja Foodi pulled pork at the same time. It was perfect for mixing together and then the leftover barbecue sauce could go in the fridge for another day.
You can also use this barbecue sauce for:
Soup Maker Ketchup BBQ Sauce
- Peel and dice the potato and load everything into the soup maker.
- Cook for 20 minutes on the smooth soup setting.
- Allow to cool and then serve.