Elevate Your Grilling Game With a Mouthwatering BBQ Mop & Slop Sauce

Add a burst of flavor to your summer meals!

By Charlotte Linde, publisher of Macaroni KID EATS and Macaroni KID Cedar Rapids, Iowa July 2, 2023

Calling all grilling enthusiasts! Elevate your grilling game with this irresistible BBQ Mop & Slop sauce! Bursting with flavor, it'll leave you craving more. Use it to baste and glaze your grilled meats, such as ribs, chicken, or pork chops. Don't forget to save some on the side for more dipping and slopping!

Plus, this BBQ Mop & Slop sauce also makes a perfect gift — make a batch, pour it into a glass jar, tie it with a burlap bow, and add the recipe card. 

At Macaroni KID, we skip the fluff and get straight to the good stuff. No need to scroll through pages of unnecessary content — our recipes are easy to find. Now let's get cooking!

Easy BBQ Mop & Slop Sauce


  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper (adjust according to heat preference)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

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  1. Add all the ingredients to a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Stir the ingredients together until well blended.
  3. Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning as desired, adding more salt, pepper, or red pepper flakes/cayenne pepper to suit your preference.

The BBQ Mop & Slop sauce is now ready to ENJOY! Along with using it on grilled meats, this sauce is also great on shredded meats like pork and chicken. 

Have leftovers? It's doubtful, but if you do, store your leftover BBQ Mop & Slop sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Charlotte Linde is the publisher of Macaroni KID EATS and Macaroni KID Cedar Rapids, Iowa.