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BBQ Sauce Recipe

It’s not too late to fire up the grill! If you are looking for a fantastic homemade BBQ sauce recipe, this is the one. This is hands down the best BBQ sauce I have ever made. Once you try this recipe, you will never need to find another. Perfect for chicken, pork, shrimp, etc. This recipe has various seasonings that all blend to create an amazing flavor. The cayenne pepper gives this sauce just the right amount of heat. Nothing complicated about this, just mix well ingredients and simmer. The longer the simmer the thicker the sauce. Bring this barbeque sauce to your next cookout and everyone will love you. This will make quite a bit of sauce so you may want to half the recipe unless you are making a lot of food. Enjoy.


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BBQ Sauce Recipe

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  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups red wine vinegar
  • ½ cup unsulfured molasses
  • 4 teaspoons hickory flavored liquid smoke
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon celery seed
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper




  1. Over medium heat, in a large saucepan combine all ingredients.
  2.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. For thicker sauce simmer longer, for thinner sauce less simmering time is required.
  3. Brush sauce onto any type of meat during the last 10 minutes of the meat being cooked.
  • Author: Bobby
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Tuesday 18th of October 2011

Just wanted to say I just got done making this sauce for pulled pork... and it is amazing! You are right, I am ready to throw out all my sweet baby rays i have and only use this homemade sauce... its incredible! Thank you so much for all your awesome recipes!


Friday 18th of September 2009

Wow, this is a fantastic post and I love the pictures. I found your site through the flickr group. My website has a forum (small at this point) related to bbq recipes.

thanks, Bailey


Tuesday 15th of September 2009

Ooh, I've never made a barbecue sauce before. I'll definitely have to try this on my barbecue pulled pork.


Tuesday 15th of September 2009

skip the ketchup and use tomato sauce instead and save some money. This recipe has every ingredient that ketchup has except the high fructose corn syrup which the brown sugar and molasses makes up for.

we buy a #10 can of dehydrated tomato paste so now we rarely run out of tomato paste or tomato sauce and make our own ketchup from it too, with out the corn syrup, and it passed the kid test too.