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Homemade BBQ Sauce

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This Homemade BBQ Sauce is ready in about 10 minutes and is the perfect combination of sweetness and spiciness. It’s perfect for any time you need a delicious bbq sauce and it’s good on ribs, poultry, and much more.

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I love making my own spices and sauces when it comes to bbq. This BBQ seasoning recipe is our favorite rub to put on poultry and pork. So it just made sense that I developed a bbq sauce to go right along with it. 

This sauce has the perfect combo of sweetness and spiciness and only needs a cook time of 10 minutes to get those flavors to mend together. It’s the perfect homemade condiment to have in your fridge.

How to make BBQ Sauce

Add ketchup, onion powder, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, chili powder, apple cider vinegar, molasses, dry mustard, salt, cayenne pepper, and liquid smoke to a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir to combine. 

ingredients of bbq sauce in sauce pan

Allow the mixture to gently cook over medium-low heat for about 10 minutes stirring occasionally. 

bbq sauce in glass bowl with spoon sticking out

Remove from heat and use in your favorite BBQ recipe. 

NOTES

  • This bbq sauce has a slight kick to it because of the cayenne. Feel free to omit to keep it kick free. 
  • Make sure your heat is set to medium-low heat to avoid burning your sauce or scorching your pan. 
  • This recipe as written makes a little more than 2 cups of sauce. It can be doubled or tripled or cut in half. If doubling or tripling, increase the heat time by about 5 minutes. 
  • This sauce can be made ahead and stored. It will last in the refrigerator for about 1-2 weeks in an airtight container. I store ours in mason jars and it gets used within that time frame. 

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Homemade BBQ Sauce

This quick and easy Homemade BBQ Sauce is perfect on chicken, ribs, or any other food that needs a little bbq love. It’s the perfect blend of sweetness and spiciness and the perfect homemade condiment. #homemadesauce #bbqsauce
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Keyword barbeque sauce, bbq sauce, homemade bbq sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 211kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add ketchup, molasses, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, chili powder, dry mustard, cayenne pepper, salt, and liquid smoke to a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir to combine.
  • Allow the mixture to gently cook over medium-low heat for about 10 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat and use in your favorite BBQ recipe.

Notes

  • This bbq sauce has a slight kick to it because of the cayenne. Feel free to omit to keep it kick free. 
  • Make sure your heat is set to medium-low heat to avoid burning your sauce or scorching your pan. 
  • This recipe as written makes a little more than 2 cups of sauce. It can be doubled or tripled or cut in half. If doubling or tripling, increase the heat time by about 5 minutes. 
  • This sauce can be made ahead and stored. It will last in the refrigerator for about 1 week in an airtight container. I store ours in mason jars. 

Nutrition

Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1194mg | Potassium: 646mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 747IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 2mg
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