Homemade BBQ Sauce

I love whipping up a batch of homemade BBQ sauce, and thought I would share my recipe with you.

Homemade Barbecue Sauce from The Foodie Army Wife


This sauce has tons of spices to give it a nice, rich flavor.


To make it, simply combine everything in a saucepan.


Mix it all together and simmer it over low heat for about 5-10 minutes.


Give it a taste. If you want it a little sweeter, add a little more brown sugar or honey.

Store it in a jar in your fridge, and let it sit for 24 hours. Enjoy as you like!



Homemade BBQ Sauce
Serves: About 2 cups
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 Tb smoked paprika
  • ⅓ c brown sugar or honey
  • 1 tsp ground ancho chile
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp smoked coriander
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ c water
  • 1 Tb liquid smoke
  • 2 Tb Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tb apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tb whiskey
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a saucepan and simmer together 5-10 minutes over low heat.
  2. Give it a taste and if you prefer it a little sweeter, add a touch more brown sugar or honey.
  3. Cool and store in a jar, in your fridge.
  4. Let it sit 24 hours and enjoy!

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    • says

      I like this sauce best with beef, but I will use it for other things that use barbecue sauce as an ingredient, like some crockpot pork ribs I made tonight for dinner :)

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