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BBQ Sauce

Make your own BBQ sauce.

Homemade BBQ sauce…it just doesn’t get any better than homemade!

I love when the weather finally gets warm enough to really barbecue outside.  Don’t get me wrong….we use our gas grill outside all year long.  But during the warm days, I don’t have to bundle up, dash outside and quickly tend to the meal.

Instead, I can linger, savor the smells, and check all my flowers growing on the deck.  To me nothing says summer quite like grilling and a great BBQ Sauce!  This is one you are going to love!

Homemade BBQ Sauce

This sauce is perfect for chicken, ribs or one of my favorite non-grilled meals, pulled pork!

BBQ Sauce on a spatula.

5 from 4 votes
Homemade barbecue sauce
BBQ Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Homemade BBQ sauce

Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: barbecue sauce, barbecue sauce recipe, bbq sauce, bbq sauce recipe, homemade bbq sauce
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 49 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 1 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey
  • 2 Tablespoons Molasses
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  1. Place everything into a sauce pot.
  2. Simmer over low heat for 20-30 minutes. You want sauce to thicken and flavors to meld together.
  3. Stir sauce often to prevent burning.
  4. Store in the refrigerator in a covered glass container.
Nutrition Facts
BBQ Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 49
% Daily Value*
Sodium 342mg 14%
Potassium 294mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Sugars 10g
Vitamin A 6.5%
Vitamin C 5.5%
Calcium 2.2%
Iron 5.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Make your own BBQ sauce.



Homemade BBQ Sauce takes your grilling to the next level!

Homemade BBQ Sauce takes your grilling to the next level! This sauce is made with tomato sauce, brown sugar, and a touch of liquid smoke.

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  • Reply
    Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious
    May 24, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    I think that the BBQ sauce makes or breaks a meal. I LOVE that you can control what goes in and how it tastes! So smart!

    • Reply
      May 25, 2017 at 5:12 am

      I agree!

  • Reply
    May 24, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    Homemade BBQ is SO much better than store-bought! Saving this recipe for some summer grilling!

    • Reply
      May 25, 2017 at 5:11 am

      I love homemade whenever I can!

  • Reply
    Aish Das-Padihari
    May 24, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Homemade BBQ sauce sounds super good. No that’s its BBQ season, its great that, we can make our own BBQ sauce. Saving the recipe.

    • Reply
      May 25, 2017 at 5:11 am

      Just think of all the possibilities….BBQ Chicken, BBQ ribs….

  • Reply
    Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
    May 24, 2017 at 9:07 am

    Totally agree homemade is ALWAYS best. So glad grilling season is finally here. Lots of tasty recipes to use this on for sure.

    • Reply
      May 25, 2017 at 5:04 am

      It is time to start grilling!

  • Reply
    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    May 24, 2017 at 3:05 am

    I love making homemade bbq sauce! So fresh and authentic!

  • Reply
    Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks
    May 26, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    We grill all year long too, Kathy. It’s definitely easier and more fun in the summer! This bbq sauce looks like a winner!

    • Reply
      May 26, 2015 at 9:19 pm

      Everything is more fun in the summer!

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    Danielle @So Munch Love
    May 26, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    I love that you grill year round! When we go to visit my mom, we like grilling there during the colder months. She has a gas grill on her front porch, so it’s covered and (relatively) comfy. 🙂 But yeah, you’re totally right– grilling in warm weather is tops. I do love a good homemade bbq recipe, thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      May 26, 2015 at 9:19 pm

      I love bbq sauce on just about anything!

  • Reply
    May 26, 2015 at 7:05 am

    Summer grilling is our favorite too! Love this homemade barbecue sauce! It’s perfect for the grilling season!

    • Reply
      May 26, 2015 at 8:51 am

      Thanks, Kelly!

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