Homemade BBQ Sauce

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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 from The Foodie Army Wife

Homemade BBQ Sauce

Constance Smith - Cosmopolitan Cornbread
Well seasoned, homemade barbecue sauce.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 20 minutes
Course Sauces, Dressings and Toppings
Cuisine American
Calories 11 kcal


  • 1 c ketchup
  • 1 Tb smoked paprika
  • 1/3 c brown sugar or honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground ancho chile
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked coriander
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 c water
  • 1 Tb liquid smoke
  • 2 Tb Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tb apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tb whiskey


  • Combine all of the ingredients in a saucepan and simmer together 5-10 minutes over low heat.
  • Give it a taste. If you prefer it a little sweeter, add a touch more brown sugar or honey.
  • Cool and store in a jar in your fridge.
  • Let it sit 24 hours and enjoy!


Serving: 1cCalories: 11kcalCarbohydrates: 3gSodium: 82mgSugar: 2g

Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.

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7 thoughts on “Homemade BBQ Sauce”

  1. This has got be the best BBQ ever. Never buying mediocre bbq sauce from the store again. Thank you so much for this. My fave!!!!

    • Thank you Adam! Yes, we are doing well. Anxiously awaiting word as to where the Army is sending us upon the completion of our "tour" up here in Alaska. We are hoping to return to the land of grits and sweet tea :)


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