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Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe

This Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe is quick and easy to make with simple ingredients. This barbecue sauce is a little spicy, slightly sweet and perfectly tangy!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 111kcal


  • 6 ounce can tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup honey or brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional, for extra spice


  • Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to simmer over medium heat, whisking, and then reduce heat. Simmer 5-10 minutes to blend and develop the flavors, stirring often.
  • Add more water to thin the barbecue sauce if it is too thick.


  • Store BBQ sauce for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator or up to 3 months in the freezer.


Serving: 1/4 cup | Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 513mg | Potassium: 503mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 855IU | Vitamin C: 7.4mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1.6mg
Nutrition information is only an estimate.
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