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A super-easy to make, tangy, and sweet
Homemade BBQ Sauce to go with just about anything you want to grill, sauce up or smother…

Whether you need a tangy and sweet BBQ sauce to slather on ribs, pork chops, or a BBQ Chicken sandwich, or if you’re ready to grill, and you suddenly discover that you forgot to buy the BBQ sauce – This recipe is a lifesaver!

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ABOUT THIS RECIPE (per serving)

Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.

Servings:  1 Recipe
5 from 1 vote
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Prep Time :5 minutes
Cook Time :15 minutes
Total Time :20 minutes
Course : Condiment, Sauce
Cuisine : American
Calories 371
Fat 0.5
Carbohydrates 92.1
Protein 0.9

When thinking about the evolution of pre-prepared foods, and when they entered my life and kitchen as the go-to way of eating, it’s hard to place them on an exact timeline. I don’t remember eating a lot of pre-prepared foods growing up, and I’ve always been a cook-it-from-scratch sort of gal.

Growing up, even our BBQ sauce was homemade. Mom or grandma would grab the ketchup bottle and the apple cider vinegar and get to work whisking up combinations of ingredients on hand and everyday spices to garnish our meats and meals with homemade deliciousness.

My job was watching, smelling, tasting, and eating the results.

Store in tight-sealing jars in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks...

Two canning jars of Homemade BBQ Sauce on a red checker placemat.

This recipe is easy and quick to make – and a lifesaver for when you are in ‘A Pinch’ for needing a homemade BBQ sauce, for whatever your reason may be. Enjoy!

Use this sauce for a quick lunch or supper to make BBQ Chicken Sandwiches!



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Social Sharing Graphic 4-up Homemade BBQ Sauce in ‘A Pinch’ sauce, ribs, sandwich

Homemade BBQ Sauce in ‘A Pinch’

Kymberley @GFreeDeliciously
Tangy, flavorful Homemade BBQ Sauce in ‘A Pinch’ – A do it yourself BBQ sauce for when you need it now, and there is no time for running to the store!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Condiment, Sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 1 Recipe
Calories 371 kcal


  • Small saucepan
  • Utensils (Measuring Cups and Spoons, Whisk, Heat-proof Spoon)



  • Add the ketchup, dark brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, dry mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, kosher salt, and coarse ground pepper in a small saucepan, whisking together to combine.
  • Heat the combined mixture over medium heat until it begins to boil, reduce heat immediately to low. Continue to cook, occasionally stirring, as the mixture simmers on low heat until sauce thickens, in about 15 minutes.


Calories: 371kcalCarbohydrates: 92.1gProtein: 0.9gFat: 0.5gSaturated Fat: 0gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2909.8mgPotassium: 220.7mgFiber: 0.9gSugar: 75gVitamin A: 370.8IUVitamin C: 17.3mgCalcium: 33.9mgIron: 1.4mg
Keyword bbq sauce, ketchup, rib sauce, sauce
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