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This homemade BBQ sauce comes together quickly and packs a bold flavor. Ketchup, brown sugar, dry mustard, and garlic simmer together. Blending the flavors to perfection.
How have I made it into my 30’s without making my own condiments? I mean, I have been known to whip up a salad dressing occasionally but this BBQ sauce is a whole new ballgame. It is incredibly simple and packed with flavor. If you haven’t already tried making your own I suggest you dip your toes into the world of sauces this summer and give this recipe a try.
Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe
BBQ Sauce Ingredients:
- Brown sugar
- Granulated sugar
- Onion powder
- Dry mustard
- Red pepper flakes
- Garlic powder
- Lemon juice
- Worcestershire sauce
The list of ingredients is fairly simple and most likely items you already have in your pantry!
How to make BBQ Sauce homemade:
Combine all of the ingredients into a medium sized saucepan.
Bring to a boil. Lower to a simmer and cook 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring frequently.
Serve with your favorite recipes.
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Tips to help you make the best BBQ sauce:
- This recipe is definitely a sweet sauce with a little spicy kick. I am a huge fan of Sweet Baby Ray’s (but really, who isn’t??) and decided this needed a sweet start with a good spicy finish just like their brand. The only problem is that I have a 9 year old that is NOT sold on the idea. I toned it down a notch or two and was left with a delicious sauce that pairs perfectly with so many things. If you want less sweetness I suggest adding less sugar.
- Be brave with your spices.We have made this several times and a few game changing additions are: liquid smoke, smoked paprika, no garlic, lots of garlic, and less pepper. All have been absolutely delightful.
If you have leftovers you can easily store in a mason jar. Tighten a lid on top and toss it into the refrigerator for a week or so. This makes an excellent neighbor gift or a fun treat to share with your loved ones. Make sure to print your favorite barbecue recipe and tie to the jar!