AB BBQ Sauce

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When you love to cook, you think that you have a super power, that all things can be soothed or cured with food. This week the food world was reminded that some wounds run deeper than a chocolate cake’s capability. 

As we take a moment this week to celebrate our Fathers for all of their super powers – grilling, mowing, fixing – remember the attributes that they show us every day are the most important:  love, kindness, compassion, support. Use these not only when you’re cooking, but in your daily life. It will nourish those around you, and just might soothe a wound that you can’t even see.  

Happy Father’s Day!


  • 1 cup ketchup

  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons molasses

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tablespoon Bitter End Memphis BBQ Bitters*

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard

  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin

*Items with an asterisk can be found at The Cheese Shop of Salem!


  1. Whisk together all ingredients in a small sauce pan.

  2. Simmer on medium-low, until sauce is dark in color and ingredients are melded, about 10 minutes.  

Yield: 1 1/2 cups