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Homemade BBQ Sauce is tastier than store-bought with only about 2/3 of the calories! Once you make this BBQ sauce from scratch, you’ll be addicted – my homemade BBQ sauce recipe is the perfect balance of sweet and tangy, but you can easily customize it to suit your tastes.
Homemade BBQ Sauce takes less than 20 minutes and is all made in one pot. The ingredients are all pantry staples that you may already have in your kitchen. Use this sauce for all your favorite dishes like BBQ Baked Chicken Thighs, Pulled Chicken, BBQ Chicken Quesadillas, or as a tasty dipping sauce for Homemade Chicken Nuggets.
Did you know that you can make homemade BBQ sauce with ingredients you already have in your pantry? This recipe uses all pantry ingredients and most are staples that you probably have on hand!
This is a one pot recipe for easy clean-up. It only takes 20 minutes from start to finish with just a quick stir and simmer on the stove. Here are the simple recipe steps:
Add ingredients to saucepan – One of the best parts about this easy recipe is there is no chopping or dicing involved. Just measure out the ingredients and add to a medium pot. Stir to combine.
Simmer to thicken – Bring the BBQ sauce to a boil over medium-high heat. Once it starts boiling, reduce the heat and simmer until the BBQ sauce thickens and reduces. This should take about 15 minutes.
Serve or store – You can use the warm sauce immediately or you can cool it and store it to use and enjoy later.
Not only is BBQ sauce easy to make but you can make a batch in advance! Store the sauce in an airtight container (a mason jar with a tight-fitting lid works great). The sauce will keep in the fridge for up to one week, or you can freeze it for up to 3 months. Thaw completely in the fridge before using.
When you make BBQ sauce yourself at home, it’s so easy to customize! This recipe is delicious on it’s own, but it’s also a great base that you can adjust to perfectly suit your tastes. Here are some flavor variation ideas:
This BBQ sauce is so easy but the hardest part is deciding how you want to use it up. There are so many delicious options that your whole family will love.
Slow Cooker – Looking for super easy recipes with little hands on time? Use the homemade BBQ sauce in a crockpot recipe! Make these classic Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders for dinner or these Barbecue Grape Jelly Meatballs as an easy party appetizer.