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My Favorite Barbecue Sauce


I’ve been making the same BBQ sauce for years. Sometimes I’ll add a little twist (bourbon anyone?), but the base recipe remains the same. I love this sauce and you can easily tailor it to your needs. Need a thicker sauce? Cook it for a little longer. Want some more heat? Add in a dash of cayenne. This sauce is good on pretty  much everything – pulled pork, chicken, burgers… I’ve even dipped some soft pretzels into it.

So, next time you need some barbecue sauce, try whipping up your own!

Homemade Barbecue Sauce |

My Favorite Barbecue Sauce
makes about 1 quart

3 cups ketchup
1 1/2 cups water
3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
1 tablepoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon ground mustard
1 1/2 tabespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  1. Whisk all ingredients together in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until desired consistency is reached.

Author: Jenni

Dietitian by day and Midwest food blogger by night. Lover of whiskey, running, and all things food.

3 thoughts on “My Favorite Barbecue Sauce

  1. I can’t wait to try this sauce out. It looks very adaptable to different tastes. Thanks!

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