Easy Homemade Barbecue Sauce


I’m a sauce freak. ┬áEverything is better with sauce. ┬áBarbecue is incredibly easy to make at home. ┬áMaking your own is a great way to experiment with flavors. ┬áThis recipe is great without any additions, but you can also use this as a base and add any flavors you like.


  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp sriracha (optional)


  • Mix all ingredients together until well combined and bring to a boil in a saucepan.
  • Turn heat down to low, and simmer for 1 hour to reduce, stirring frequently.
  • Let cool before transferring to an airtight container to store in the fridge.

This will make about 1 and 1/2 cups of barbecue sauce. ┬áYou can double the recipe as many times as needed. ┬áThe taste is sweet and tangy. ┬áThis sauce works beautifully in┬áBarbecue Beef and Cheddar Biscuits.┬á ­čśë ┬áThe sriracha really doesn’t add too much heat, but you can omit it or increase the amount for desired spice.

Experiment with this one if you want, and make it your own.  Add some fruit preserves instead of the honey (apricot, cherry, or orange would be awesome).  Add your favorite hot sauce or chili sauce to add heat instead of sriracha.

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