Easy Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Homemade barbecue sauce without all the preservatives of the store bought brand. Easy to adapt to your preference. Make it mild or spicy. Ready in just an hour.

 homemade barbecue sauce

My husband has mad BBQ skills.  In fact, his genius at barbecuing is one of the top three reasons I married him. Following closely behind: his “willingness” to let me be the family’s permanent DJ.

After years of using store bought BBQ sauce, I realized I needed to step up my game and make an Easy homemade barbecue sauce without all the preservatives of the store bought brand. Easy to adapt to your preference. that rivals the tenderness and deliciousness of the meat he grills.  Plus, it’s cheap and easy to make.  I usually make a double batch, measure out one cup servings into freezer sandwich bags, lay them flat in the freezer to freeze and then pull out what I need. Easy Peasy.

Once you taste this homemade barbecue sauce, you’ll never buy it from the store again.  We do solemnly promise.

We use this homemade BBQ sauce when making our famous Instant Pot Ribs.

Crazy Good Homemade BBQ Sauce

Easy homemade barbecue sauce without all the preservatives of the store bought brand. Easy to adapt to your preference.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Servings: 8 People

Ingredients

  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 2 Cans tomato sauce (15 oz)
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup unsulfured molasses
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 Tbsp hickory-flavored liquid smoke
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp celery seed
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Garlic Salt
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tso cayenne pepper (Add more for extra spice)

Instructions

  • In a large pot, combine all ingredients together. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour. For thicker sauce, simmer longer.

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