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Homemade Barbecue Sauce Recipe

| August 22, 2014 | 28 Comments

This simple recipe is so delicious! The secret to the best Barbecue sauce is to leave it sit for a day in the refrigerator. The longer it sits, the better the flavour. Keep refrigerated until ready to use and you can keep the BBQ sauce in your fridge for a week in a sealed container. The yummy sauce aroma was all over my house when I cooked it! This BBQ sauce can be served with chicken, steak, pork chops, and ribs.

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I made it to be cooked with ribs on the BBQ. Enjoy!


Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe

Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe


  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 tablespoon of chili powder
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tbsp. of of molasses


  1. Heat oil in a medium size saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add garlic and sauté until brown.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and reduce heat.
  4. Simmer for 30 minutes at least.



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  1. Anne Taylor says:

    This sounds like a delicious go to bbq sauce! Thanks for the recipe, I’m going to give it a go!

  2. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    wow, that’s a lot of chili powder, too much for me I’m afraid, more like one teaspoon for me 🙂

  3. Judy Cowan says:

    Sounds good, I have never made my own BBQ sauce but I might just have to make this up to use on the ribs we are having this weekend. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. KD says:

    That sounds good (with a little bit less chili for me). How long does it keep in the fridge?

  5. kristen visser says:

    awesome!! im totally trying this out. we have never made our own sauces before and just buy them store bought but of course they are never as good 🙂

  6. Suzie M says:

    I love the idea of controlling what goes into a sauce

  7. Victoria Ess says:

    I would love to make this! We go through BBQ sauce so quickly! Thanks!

  8. kathy downey says:

    This sounds delicious and with a bit of a kick….i love making my own sauces…thanks

  9. Justin Thiboutot says:

    Superb sauce! Thanks for the recipe – yummy with ribs and pulled pork!

  10. Wanda Tracey says:

    I need a really good homemade BB sauce to make everything finger-licking good.Thanks for sharing this one.

  11. Chandra Christine O'Connor says:

    yummy it would be good on meatballs

  12. kathy downey says:

    Will be making these over the holidays

  13. kathy downey says:

    If this off/on weather keeps up we make be able to fire up the BBQ over Christmas

  14. Cheryl says:

    Sounds simple enough!! All I need to buy is apple cider vinegar. Thanks for the recipe!! 🙂

  15. kathy downey says:

    We tried the sauce it was very good,thanks again

  16. Lynda R says:

    I am definitely gonna try this BBQ sauce recipe…Thanks for sharing…:)

  17. Chandra O'Connor says:

    I usually make my own similar to yours but never would have thought of molasses. I will have to try .

  18. Wanda Tracey says:

    I just bought some ribs and I am so happy to find this great BBQ sauce recipe.It will be perfect on them.TY 🙂

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