Yummy Barbecue Sauce

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Elevate your grilling game with a sauce that’s sure to become a staple in your kitchen – Homemade Barbecue Sauce. This versatile condiment is not just for slathering on ribs; it’s equally fabulous on everything from chicken to sandwiches, hot dogs, and steak. With its sweet and tangy flavor profile, this sauce is a crowd-pleaser that will have everyone coming back for seconds.

What makes this barbecue sauce stand out? It’s all about simplicity and flavor. With just a handful of pantry staples, you can whip up a batch of this homemade goodness in no time. Simply throw all the ingredients into a saucepan, bring them to a simmer, and let them work their magic over medium-low heat for about 40 minutes until the sauce thickens to perfection.

But here’s the best part – once you’ve made a batch, you can store it in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, so you’ll always have a delicious sauce on hand whenever the craving strikes. And if you’re grilling up some meat, don’t forget to thin out the sauce with a little water to prevent the sugars from burning too quickly over the fire.

Whether you’re a seasoned barbecue aficionado or just dipping your toes into the world of homemade sauces, this recipe is a terrific place to start. In less than 45 minutes, you’ll have a homemade barbecue sauce that’s bursting with flavor and guaranteed to have you swearing off store-bought versions forever. So fire up the grill, grab your favorite meats, and get ready to savor the sweet and tangy goodness of Homemade Barbecue Sauce.

Try this homemade barbecue sauce with super simple Grilled Tri-Tip Steak, tasty St. Louis-Style Steak or these simple Savory Grilled T-Bones.


Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Barbecue Sauce

  • Author: Kate Raymos
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Total Time: 45
  • Yield: 2 1x


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  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 3 medium garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring until ingredients are completely incorporated. Reduce heat to low and gently simmer until flavors have melded and sauce has thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 30 to 40 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature. If not using right away, cover and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.


  • Stores in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
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