This homemade BBQ sauce is the best I’ve ever had, and I’d put it up against any store-bought BBQ sauce—it’s just that good. It’s perfectly seasoned, sweet without being too sweet, and it can be easily customized to your liking. Here’s why you will love this recipe:
Easy – Once you mix all the ingredients in a saucepan, this recipe is pretty hands-off. Just let it simmer until it’s nice and thick, stirring occasionally.
Delicious – It’s literally the best BBQ sauce, with the perfect balance of flavors.
Healthier – Okay, barbecue sauce isn’t exactly a health food, but when you make it from scratch, you can skip the preservatives, corn syrup, and artificial flavors.
Versatile – There are so many ways to use this sauce – as basting or dipping sauce for BBQ ribs, a topping for a burger, or a marinade for grilled chicken, you’ll have plenty of ways to use this sauce.
1 1/2 cups tomato sauce (no spices added, just tomatoes)
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup date sugar or panela
2 tbsp yellow mustard
1 tbsp paprika
2 tsp granulated garlic powder
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup water
1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan, bring to a boil then lower the heat and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes or until sauce is thickened.
2. Add more seasonings to taste if desired, then remove from heat. Cool completely to room temperature then cover and store in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks.*
This sauce might be quite tangy/spicy while hot. The flavours mellow out as it cools in the refrigerator.