Easy Homemade BBQ Sauce

Easy Homemade BBQ Sauce has the most amazing flavor combination and only takes minutes to make!  This tangy and smoky BBQ sauce will become a family favorite! 

Made from the heart with all the special ingredients that will be grilled with, slathered on and dipped in over and over again with each BBQ meal. Here are a few recipes to get you started using this Homemade BBQ Sauce, BBQ Chicken Nachos, BBQ Chicken Stromboli, or Grilled Hawaiian BBQ Chicken. Just substitute the bottle for this homemade goodness!

Easy Homemade BBQ Sauce

My son and I tested this recipe in the kitchen and we think we have it perfected.  He told me that this is the best BBQ sauce that he has ever had. It has been so fun scheming up recipes with him and watching him become a little foodie himself! This is the perfect way to enjoy a rich, thick flavorful BBQ sauce that can be drizzled on or substituted in for just about any BBQ recipe.

This Homemade BBQ Sauce comes in handy, especially with teenage boys, on a daily basis. Marinating, dipping and grilling this BBQ sauce will become a staple in your refrigerator to grill. It is simple to make and most the ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. Skip the BBQ bottle from the store and make this sweet, tangy, smoky BBQ sauce that everyone will fall in love with while it is dripping from the BBQ plate that you just made.

How do you make Homemade BBQ Sauce?

  • In a medium sauce pan stir together ketchup, molasses, brown sugar, cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, chili powder, onion powder, salt and liquid smoke.  
  • Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cover with a lid.  Let cook stirring occasionally until the sauce thickens about 10-15 minutes.  Can use right away or let cool and store in an airtight container for about a week.  

How Long will Homemade BBQ Sauce Last?

Once the homemade barbecue sauce has cooled, pour into a glass jar  or sealed container and store in the fridge. The Homemade BBQ Sauce will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. It does not do well frozen.

How can you use Homemade BBQ Sauce?

There are SO many ways to use this homemade BBQ sauce! The options are endless!

  • Chicken
  • Meatballs
  • Salad
  • Pizza
  • Ribs
  • Little Smokies

What are some more great BBQ recipes?

Easy Homemade BBQ Sauce

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Easy Homemade BBQ Sauce has the most amazing flavor combination and only takes minutes to make!  This tangy and smoky BBQ sauce will become a family favorite! 

Course Side Dish

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp liquid smoke

Instructions

  1. In a medium sauce pan stir together ketchup, molasses, brown sugar, cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, chili powder, onion powder, salt and liquid smoke.  

  2. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cover with a lid.  Let cook stirring occasionally until the sauce thickens about 10-15 minutes.  Can use right away or let cool and store in an airtight container for about a week.  

 

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. Since all the ingredients have a fairly long shelf life, I’m wondering why this only lasts 2 weeks. Is that just an optimum time period?

  2. I love this recipe! I’m tired of buying items which are so easy to make, and this recipe is wonderful. I omitted the liquid smoke, just not a fan of it.

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