I found a recipe similar to this years ago in a magazine ad--can't even recall which one it was now. My boys were young at the time so I remember it had chili powder in the recipe and I didn't feel that was a good option for my young kids. So, I removed the chili powder and played with the recipe a bit.
This sauce has been a family favorite ever since! If I even dare to use bottled barbecue sauce, believe me, I hear about it from someone during dinner. It tastes great on pork ribs (above), chicken, even meatballs or Little Smokies. Just as I did, feel free to "play" with the recipe to suit your family's culinary tastes--make it spicier, sweeter, etc. **I don't measure my ingredients--just add some of this and that. I do have certain ratios that look correct to me so I will do my best to follow that in the recipe. And remember, taste as you go and make it your own!
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup catsup (or ketchup--whatever tickles your fancy)
1/2 cup yellow mustard
1/8 to 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
Mix all ingredients until combined. Taste--want it a little sweeter? Add more brown sugar.
A little more tart? Less sugar or more catsup. If you want to spice it up, add a dash of hot sauce or a pinch of chili powder. Place over meat last 5 minutes of cooking time.
As I said earlier, taste the sauce and add ingredients to please yourself and your family!