This homemade BBQ sauce recipe is quick and easy to make. You’ll never want to buy another bottle of Barbecue sauce when you realize how to make BBQ sauce is so easy.
How can you make Homemade BBQ Sauce?
A homemade BBQ sauce recipe isn’t difficult. The base is ketchup. Use a salt-free ketchup for even lower sodium. You mix in apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, honey, and maple syrup. The apple cider vinegar helps aid in the sweetness that is being heightened with the other sweeteners. Then, to give that savory taste of the best BBQ sauce you’ve tried, you add in spices. We add in garlic and onion powders, smoked paprika, black pepper, chili powder, and ground cinnamon. Stir everything together and you’re done. This easy BBQ sauce is so simple that you’ll wonder why you haven’t done it before.
How to Make BBQ Sauce?
This homemade BBQ sauce recipe is quick and easy to make. You'll never want to buy another bottle of Barbecue sauce when you realize how to make BBQ sauce is so easy.
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
- 2 tbsp raw honey (use agave if vegan)
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp smoke paprika
- 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
Place all ingredients in a bowl.
Mix until well combined.
Store in an air tight container in the fridge up to 3 months.
For heated sauce: Place all ingredients in a skillet or pan. Mix together until well combined. Turn heat on low and cook until heated through.
What can I use Homemade BBQ Sauce for?
Possibilities are endless for how to use this easy bbq sauce recipe, however, here’s two of our favorite ways!
Make this delicious Honey Mustard BBQ Sauce. It’s the perfect sauce for so many amazing things and uses our homemade bbq sauce to make it.
These amazing Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches! So simple and delicious! Perfect for any night or big crowds!
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This post was originally posted on 7/14/2012. Same great recipe, but our photography has greatly improved. Old images below!