Barbecue sauce is a favorite of mine and the perfect food companion especially because it can be added after cooking or during the cooking process.
  I would like to share my most often used barbecue sauce recipe with you. It's been a favorite at grill outs for years and sometimes I brush a little of this sauce onto  baked chicken, roast and pork, just to add an extra burst of falvor plus it makes a great dipping sauce and is super simple to prepare.

My Personal Favorite Barbecue Sauce Recipe

1-24 ounce bottle of ketchup
2 tsp. worchetshire sauce
1/4 cup Italian dressing
2 tsp. brown sugar (light or dark)
1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. liquid smoke(optional)
2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil or can substitute with vegetable oil
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 bay leaves 

In a skillet, on medium-low heat; sauté onions in olive oil until caramelized. Add remaining ingredients, lower heat setting and let simmer for 10 minutes. Remove bay leaves. It's ready to use. Store left-over in refrigerator.