In mere minutes you can make your very own Easy Homemade Barbecue Sauce!
It’s essential to find a great barbecue sauce, especially for cookouts but it can easily be used on a variety of recipes throughout the year.
Although I’m perfectly happy with store-bought sauces, I love to make my own too. It’s SO EASY to make your own homemade barbecue sauce and honestly just takes a few minutes.
How do you make Homemade Barbecue Sauce?
One item that we served was BBQ Meatballs using this Homemade BBQ Sauce. A friend of mine shared this recipe with me many years ago and it has been my go-to BBQ sauce ever since.
I shared this one many years ago but thought it would be a great time to showcase it with my favorite meatball recipe.
The recipe is super simple and one ingredient that works well in this recipe is the Tabasco Sauce. It gives the spicy flavor without the heat.
I used to be under the impression that Tabasco meant that it was fire-hot. Really though it simply gives it that subtle taste of heat that is needed in BBQ Sauce.
I typically will use the Original Red in this sauce, but I think the Jalapeño would make a great alternative too and give it a little more heat.
It can be made without the Tabasco Sauce as well, I do it both ways.
How long can you store Homemade Barbecue Sauce?
We keep ours in the fridge for up to 7 days, this tends to have the perfect amount so when we make this homemade sauce, I like to be serving it throughout the week.
It’s a great sauce to use to batch cook chicken and freezer for later or other meats as well.
Get in the kitchen and whip up your own homemade barbecue sauce!
Pair Homemade Barbecue Sauce with these Pellet Grill Recipes or Slow Cooker Pulled Pork.
More Sauce Recipes:
Homemade Barbecue Sauce
- 1/2 Cup Worcestershire Sauce
- 1/2 Cup Sage I used about 1 Tsp of dried Sage
- 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
- 1 Tsp Celery Salt
- 1/2 Tsp Original Red Tabasco Optional
- 1 1/2 C Ketchup
- 2 Tbsp Liquid Smoke
- Simply combine all the ingredients, through the Liquid Smoke, into a small saucepan and cook on medium heat.
- This will cook until the brown sugar has completely melted.
- Typically this just takes about 5-10 minutes.
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Comments & Reviews
Sounds like a ‘must have’ recipe for the summer Kristy. I live in a sub-tropical climate in Australia, so would use it all year round. Can’t wait to try it.
Thank you for sharing your homemade BBQ sauce at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring this recipe at tonight’s party and pinning too.