Easy Homemade BBQ Sauce

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Readers have been asking for a homemade BBQ sauce for some time now.  Thanks to my husband, we now have a homemade BBQ sauce that is completely delicious.  This homemade BBQ sauce recipe is all his.  If you like homemade dressings, then you might also like this post.

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Most store bought versions of BBQ sauce contain high fructose corn syrup or some other form of processed sugar.  This BBQ sauce recipe contains no processed sugar and I promise you it’s delicious!  This recipe makes a good sized amount and I imagine it would stay good in the fridge for a couple of weeks.  We will be using this spread in some upcoming recipes.  This recipe is vegetarian and can easily be made vegan if you use maple syrup instead of honey.

Homemade BBQ Sauce

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Serves: 1.5 cups

Ingredients
  • 6oz or ½ cup of tomato paste
  • ½ cup water
  • 4 T worcestershire sauce (Annie’s makes a vegan version with a decent ingredient list)
  • 2 T apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 T raw honey or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp black pepper
Instructions
  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. That’s it.
Notes
Use immediately or store in the fridge in an airtight container. I save glass jars just for the purpose of storing things like this.

68 thoughts on “Easy Homemade BBQ Sauce

  1. I am just loving all your recipes. We have just recently begun making healthier food choices and your recipies are so helpful. I was feeling bit overwhelmed with figuring everything out, but your blog has been a life saver!! On this recipe, I was wondering if regular honey can be substituted equally for the raw honey. Thanks so much!!!!!

  2. This was a good basic recipe, but I found it lacking in spice. Where’s the cayenne and/or chili powder? I added both plus a little cinnamon and allspice. I cut back on the vinegar and added the juice from a honey tangerine plus some prepared stoneground mustard. It came out really great. Add a little of each spice at a time until it is to your liking. I used brown sugar and honey to sweeten lightly. I prefer spicey with a little sweet. I didn’t measure anything except the six ounce can of tomato paste which was of course already measured. Even the water I added till it was just right, after the tangerine juice of course I also heated it up in a small soup pan, just so the flavors would blend quickly. Next time I think I’ll add some microplaned jalapeno and onion for a little extra flavor. Get creative people.

  3. This recipe is amazing! I used homemade Worcestershire sauce and added some smoked paprika (just because it was in the cupboard and I forgot why I bought it…) :D
    I was seriously tempted to eat waaaaay too much roast because of this BBQ sauce. :)

  4. Can I use ketchup or tomatoe sauce instead of paste. (It’s soooo cold today and I don’t want to go out but I want to make this!

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