Homemade BBQ Sauce

BBQ season might be just about over where I live but hopefully not!!!  This homemade BBQ sauce was very tasty & I liked making it myself!

The recipe is from Bon Appetit…here is a link to the recipe.*** I did not have smoky paprika so I just used what I have..regular paprika.

The sauce was thin, I thought it would have been thicker but the flavour was good! & this recipe made a good amount so I had some left over sauce I stored in the refrigerator & I used it to marinate a flank steak that I bbq’d! It tasted great:)

This sauce takes about an hour to simmer on the stove…so it would be good to make it a day ahead if you don’t have the time the same day you want to use it.

I used this sauce on chicken the first time.

Here is the recipe


2 tbsp oil

1/4 cup tomato paste

2 tsp garlic powder

2 tsp onion powder

1 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

1/2 tsp black pepper

12 cup apple cider vinegar

1/2 cup orange juice

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup molasses

2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

2 tsp mustard powder

3 cups water



  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan
  2. Add the tomato paste & cook  until it turns a dark red, which the recipe says takes about 2 minutes…
  3. Now, add the dry spices,,, the garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cayenne pepper & black pepper & stir…. cook for about 1 minute or do until the spices become fragrant
  4. Add the vinegar, orange juice, brown sugar, molasses, worcestershire sauce & mustard powder, mix well
  5. Stir in the water
  6. Cook the sauce for about 50-60 minutes.. until the sauce has reduced by about half.
  7. Season with salt
  8. Use this sauce on chicken … season chicken pieces & cook on the grill until you have some grill marks..put some bbq sauce inot a bowl keeping most of it in the pot….then baste the chicken with this bbq sauce often! You wont be able to reuse the sauce that you are basting the chicken with, so best to put a small amount in a bowl & add more if needed. Refrigerate the balance of the sauce that you have not dipped into! If you have bbq sauce leftover that you are usuing to baste the chicken, throw it out!



3 Comments Add yours

  1. bingingonabudget says:

    This looks fantastic! I’m always looking for new bbq sauces to go with pulled pork. I’ll have to give this one a try next. Thanks!


  2. mistimaan says:

    Looks tasty


  3. Danny G. says:

    I love BBQ sauce! I make mine with jelly! Grape and Apricot are my two go-to’s. Love this recipe, thanks for sharing! ❤


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