Homemade BBQ Sauce

Skip the store-bought sauce and make your own tasty homemade BBQ sauce at home.

Today we will be going through the steps needed to make a delicious quick and easy barbeque sauce.

This sauce is:

  • Simple and Easy To Make
  • Sweet and Tangy
  • Full of flavors
  • Perfect homemade sauce for chicken, ribs, and pulled pork.
barbeque sauce in mason jar

Shopping List

The following ingredients will be needed to make this recipe. You will need ketchup, apple cider vinegar, mustard, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, minced garlic, parsley flakes, and cilantro flakes. The ingredients work well together to bring out the flavors.

How Long Does It Take To Prepare

This barbeque sauce takes about 5 minutes to prepare.

Cooking Time

After you prepare your sauce, you will then cook it for a short time. You will bring the sauce to a boil and then reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 5-10 minutes or until the sauce is thickened.

Storing Instructions

Allow your BBQ sauce to cool down then transfer to an airtight container or mason jar. Store in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks.

Can You Freeze BBQ Sauce

Yes, you can freeze barbeque sauce. After your BBQ sauce has been cooled down completely, you can then freeze it.

Pour the barbeque sauce into an airtight freezer-safe container and then place it in the freezer. The BBQ sauce should last in the freezer for up to 3 months.

How To Defrost

Remove the sauce from the freezer and let it defrost in the refrigerator overnight before using.

How To Make Homemade BBQ Sauce

bbq sauce in a bowl
  • The first thing you need to do is gather all your ingredients so that you have everything close by.
  • In a bowl add all the ingredients ketchup, apple cider vinegar, mustard, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, minced garlic, parsley flakes, and cilantro flakes.
  • Mix all the ingredients together.
  • Heat the sauce in a pan.
  • Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to low.
  • Simmer for 5-10 minutes or until the sauce starts to thicken. Stir occasionally.
  • Use the sauce immediately on your meats or cool down and store to use later.

To make this sauce spicy you can add 1/2- 1 tsp of red pepper flakes.

Tips

  • Store your sauce in the fridge if you will not be using it right away.
  • Make sure to cook the BBQ sauce before using it. Let it simmer.
  • Wait until about 10 minutes are left in your cooking time before adding the BBQ sauce to your meats. In this way, the sauce will glaze on the meats, without burning.
  • For a spicy sauce add red pepper flakes to the recipe.
homemade BBQ sauce

What To Serve With

BBQ sauce goes great on all meats like chicken, pulled pork, or ribs.

You can use it as a condiment for hamburgers, chicken burgers, meatballs, chicken nuggets, tacos, chicken tenders, meatloaf, or nachos.

My family likes to use this sauce for dipping. You can dip vegetables and meats in this sauce.

This sauce can also be used on pizzas.

Homemade BBQ Sauce

This homemade BBQ Sauce is simple to make, sweet, tangy, full of flavors, and perfect for chicken, ribs, and pulled pork.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade BBQ Sauce, Homemade BBQ Sauce For Chicken, Homemade BBQ Sauce For Pulled Pork, Homemade BBQ Sauce For Ribs, Simple BBQ Sauce
Servings: 8
Calories: 120kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Ketchup
  • 2 Teaspoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon Mustard
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 Teaspoon Minced Garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon Parsley Flakes
  • 1 Teaspoon Cilantro Flakes

Instructions

  • The first thing you need to do is gather all your ingredients so that you have everything close by.
  • In a bowl add all the ingredients ketchup, apple cider vinegar, mustard, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, minced garlic, parsley flakes, and cilantro flakes.
  • Mix all the ingredients together.
  • Heat the sauce in a pan.
  • Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to low.
  • Simmer for 5-10 minutes or until the sauce starts to thicken. Stir occasionally.
  • Use the sauce immediately on your meats or cool down and store to use later.

Notes

  • Store your sauce in the fridge if you will not be using it right away.
  • Make sure to cook the BBQ sauce before using it. Let it simmer.
  • Wait until about 10 minutes are left in your cooking time before adding the BBQ sauce to your meats. In this way, the sauce will glaze on the meats, without burning.
  • For a spicy sauce add red pepper flakes to the recipe.

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