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Homemade BBQ sauce in a pot
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5 from 2 votes

Homemade BBQ Sauce

A very mainstream / classic bbq flavored sauce but don’t be fooled. It is full of flavor and works well with so many dishes. We use it on ribs, chicken, taco’s, fajitas, and eggs. This is an extremely universal bbq sauce.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best barbecue sauce, best bbq sauce, homemade bbq sauce, vinegar bbq sauce
Servings: 1
Calories: 18kcal
Author: Michael Haas


  • Medium sauce pan
  • Spatula
  • Funnel
  • Squeeze bottle


  • 1 3/4 cup Ketchup "I use French's"
  • 2 1/2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Chili powder subsitute with chipotle chili powder to increase the heat
  • 1 tbsp Cumin Secret Ingredient!
  • 1 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground pepper
  • 2 tsp Brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup White vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar


  • Simply mix all the ingredients into a sauce pan. Mix over medium heat for 10-15 minutes. Do not boil.
  • Let cool. Transfer to a squeeze bottle and refrigerate. The sauce will last approximately one month if refrigerated. Enjoy.


Serving: 0.5oz | Calories: 18kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.3g | Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 289mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 3.7g | Calcium: 6mg