Barbecue sauce (also abbreviated BBQ sauce) is a flavoring sauce used as a marinade, basting or topping for meat cooked in the barbecue cooking style, including pork or beef ribs and chicken (Wikipedia, nd).
Barbecue sauce contains a number of ingredients, ranging from spices to molasses to tomato paste. Additionally, recipes vary depending on brand and location. In the event of an allergic reaction after having something containing barbecue sauce, contact your allergist.
Barbecue sauce is commonly used as a side for dipping food in, or used as a marinade for various meats and other foods.
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Here is a great homemade barbecue sauce recipe!