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How to make BBQ sauce from scratch

Homemade BBQ Sauce

Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword barbecue sauce, bbq sauce, sweet barbecue sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 105kcal
Author Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell



  • In a saucepan whisk all ingredients together until they are well combined. 
  • Bring to a boil, whisking constantly, and then reduce to a simmer and let cook, stirring occasionally for 20 minutes. 
  • Remove from heat and it's ready to be used. If you are making it ahead of time let it cool before placing it in a sealed container in the refrigerator. 


Note: I like my BBQ sauce with a little kick so I add the cayenne pepper. Feel free to leave that out, or substitute with a chipotle chili powder or regular chili powder, if you like your sauce less spicy. 


Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Sodium: 591mg | Potassium: 260mg | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 335IU | Vitamin C: 3.2mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.6mg