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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



  • 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.


  • 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. 


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