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Barbecue Sauce

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Barbecue Sauce from scratch is just what you need for cookouts this summer! Learn this
recipe and never rely on the store-bought kind ever again.

Course: Sauces
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Barbecue Sauce
Servings: 4 cups
Author: Marionela Tiron


  • 3 cups ketchup
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce or to taste


  1. Place all the ingredients in a pan over medium-low heat and stir to combine.
  2. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Let the sauce cool to room temperature, then transfer to an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to one week.