Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Believe it or not, it’s almost as easy to make your own homemade barbecue sauce as it is to buy one in the store, providing you have all of the ingredients. This easy homemade barbecue sauce recipe calls for a dry spice that’s mixed with ketchup, molasses and vinegar and heated on the stove. It lasts for up to two weeks in the refrigerator. Enjoy!

Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Homemade Barbecue Sauce


  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon Hungarian paprika
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric or Coleman's dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves (optional)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Jason's garlic shallot purée (or 2 cloves mashed garlic)
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground cracked black pepper


  1. Mix well, and place this simple barbecue sauce in a pot. Cook over low heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally and keeping care that it doesn't burn.
  2. Allow to cool completely in the refrigerator, allowing flavors a few hours to meld.
  3. Store in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks.

Recipe from Jason Hill / CookingSessions.com