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Homemade BBQ Sauce on brush
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5 from 4 votes

Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe

Quick and easy homemade bbq sauce recipe that is sweet and tangy!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Barbecue Sauce, BBQ Sauce, Homemade BBQ Sauce
Servings: 8
Calories: 178kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 1 c. brown sugar packed
  • 1 1/2 c ketchup
  • 1/4 c. red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp dry mustard
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 c. yellow onion finely minced, optional


  • In a saucepan combine all of the ingredients and heat over medium low heat. Stir to combine.
  • Bring the ingredients to a simmer, reduce reat and simmer on low for 8-10 minutes or until thickened.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week or freeze for up to three months.


If you decide to use the finely minced onion saute in 1 Tbsp olive oil until softened and cooked. Add in rest of ingredients and follow recipe.


Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1021mg | Potassium: 227mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 475IU | Vitamin C: 2.2mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 0.8mg