Simple and Delicious Homemade Barbecue Sauce


easy delicious homemade barbecue sauce

Making a homemade barbecue sauce is so simple. You combine several ingredients in a pan and simmer. That’s it.

It tastes so much better than store-bought sauce and is way better for you. Plus … the bragging rights!


onion powder
brown sugar
dry mustard
maple syrup
apple cider vinegar

kitchen items
sauce pan (cuisinart or all-clad depending on budget)
wood spoon
measuring spoons
measuring cups

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easy delicious homemade barbecue sauce

Simple and Delicious Homemade Barbecue Sauce

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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes


This simple homemade barbecue sauce will have your guests asking for the recipe!


  • 4 cups ketchup 
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 11/2 tablespoon Worcestershire
  • 11/2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • t teaspoon garlic
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chili pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. Whisk together all ingredients in a saucepan.
  2. Cook for 20 – 30 minutes over low heat making sure it never starts to boil.
  3. Serve immediately or bring to room temperature and then store in the refrigerator.

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