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Balsamic BBQ Sauce {Grilling Recipes}

Posted by  ·  June 16, 2013  ·  Last Updated: May 29, 2016

This balsamic BBQ sauce is a great sauce for chicken, steak and our personal favorite, pork steaks! It is enough sauce for about 5 large pork steaks.

Balsamic BBQ Sauce

1 cup balsamic vinegar
3/4 cup ketchup
1/3 cup brown sugar
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan and mix well. Simmer over medium heat until thickened, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Season the meat with salt and pepper. Lightly coat meat with the BBQ sauce. Place the meat on the grill. Set remaining BBQ sauce aside to use for basting.

Cook the chicken about 8 minutes per side, steaks starting at about 4 minutes per side and pork steaks about  until a meat thermometer reads the desired temperature Continually brush the meat with BBQ sauce every few minutes. Remove the meat from the grill and let rest for at least 5 minutes. Baste remaining  BBQ sauce on meat and serve.

Alternately, the chicken can be baked in the oven. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place the chicken skin side up in a baking dish and bake for 25 minutes. Remove the baking dish from the oven and spoon the BBQ sauce all over the top of the chicken. Return the baking dish to the oven and bake for another 15 minutes.

balsamic bbq sauce recipe


balsamic bbq sauce

You might also like to try out spicy grilled chicken. Only a few ingredients for a delicious easy dinner.

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  1. Tonya
    Wednesday, November 4th, 2015
    I have never written a comment regarding any recipe (or anything else for that matter), but I must say this is an awesome recipe. My husband and son are both picky eaters and do not like change, and they both raved about it! I had to make a few concessions, because I did not have enough balsamic I had to cut the recipe in half. I added a little extra brown sugar, regular mustard ( a little less than asked for), and added a little bit of Head Country just so I would have enough. We tried it on pork steak and I broiled it in the oven. Thank you.
  2. Amber
    Sunday, June 14th, 2015
    I halved the recipe for 3 small pork steaks, and I cooked them on the stove top in a Cast iron pan, and they were excellent. 5 stars.
  3. Hali
    Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
    What a great recipe! Thanks! Made it tonight, and even the little girls loved it!
  4. sammy
    Monday, June 9th, 2014
    hi how long do you think this would last in the fridge, and could it be frozen perhaps?
  5. Ashley
    Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
    This recipe was sooooo delicious! If anyone is passing by checking it out and not sure about it I say, go for it!! I am a brand new cook, don't know much, and I like any meats I do cook to be FULL of flavor. Sometimes pork can be kinda boring w/o a marinade but not with this. It was so simple for a newbie and my husband and I loved the flavor and the left over dipping sauce for it. We don't have pork steak so we used what we already had, a thick pork tenderloin from Costco and cut it in half so we had two ling thinner kinda plank looking pieces.
  6. Tonnette
    Sunday, October 27th, 2013
    I'm trying this sauce today on chicken, can't wait. Pork steaks are a favorite in our house too. I grew up eating them. Now my daughter and grandson love them. Will be to tell how the sauce turned out.
  7. Thursday, July 11th, 2013
    My mouth is watering just looking at your photos! Thanks for sharing the wonderful recipe! :)
  8. LizA
    Monday, June 17th, 2013
    Psst -- micro-plane a clove or two of fresh garlic. You'll thank me (you're welcome!) later.
  9. George
    Monday, June 17th, 2013
    This sauce doesn't seem to burn easily either and caramelized on the meat, it was yummy!!!
  10. Monday, June 17th, 2013
    mmm... yummy I have the perfect Vermont Maple Vinegar for this too! I bet it'll be a delish combination with the Brown sugar! Thanks!
  11. Monday, June 17th, 2013
    Seriously where are you from because you are the first person to include pork steaks in a recipe? That's one of our favorite things to BBQ in the summer but not a lot of people have heard of them.
    • Thursday, June 20th, 2013
      We live in Kansas and not many people have heard of them here. We were introduced to them when we lived in Southern Missouri. They are so yummy! They are also a less expensive cut so you can feed a crowd on a budget.