Homemade BBQ Sauce

Today I am sharing my favorite BBQ Sauce recipe! BBQ Sauce is very often the secret ingredient to many recipes. It’s what brings wraps it all up into what we call flavorful! 

Homemade BBQ Sauce Piece of Home

I realized that next week, we are celebrating our sixth wedding anniversary! That means we passed the first notable milestone and are well into our way towards the next (10 years)

It will be here before we know it! When we were living in San Diego one of our most favorite date night stops was at Phil’s BBQ. If you do not know Phil, you need to go meet him. Make it a priority.

Phil has just got that secret touch to the most perfect BBQ Sauce I have ever tasted. It just melts on your tongue making you want more. It’s finger lickin’ good! That’s why you get tons of napkins and even a whole sink to wash up in when you are done!

It’s a get-in-there and enjoy kinda meal. Totally a guys style but not first date unless you are up for a really fun time!

So I’m going to share with you today my take on a simple finger lickin’ good BBQ sauce that will have you coming back for more. Not quite Phil’s but deliciously homemade!

Homemade BBQ Sauce

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5 cups Ketchup
1/2 cups Cider Vinegar
2 Tablespoons Honey
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
1 Tablespoon Molasses
1/2 Tablespoons Paprika
1/2 Tablespoons Garlic Powder
1 Tablespoon Honey Mustard
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
pinch of cayenne powder


1. Place all the ingredients in a large saucepan. Stir until well combined on medium heat.

2. Allow mixture to simmer about 30-45 minutes or until thickened.

3. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


Homemade BBQ Sauce Cooked

This Goes Great With:

BBQ Apple Chicken Pizza

Chicken Apple BBQ Pizza Piece of Home

6 thoughts on “Homemade BBQ Sauce

  1. Thank you for sharing! I’m slowly, slowly working on a post “Stop Buying, Start Making” with multiple items (dressing, cleaners, etc.) Reason it is slow is because I try out every recipe/trick, usually make alterations, etc. Looking forward to trying this. It looks great!
    p.s. Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog and taking the time to comment.

  2. homemade is always best! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Watch for your feature on Monday xo
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  3. I can’t believe how easy it sounds to make BBQ sauce. I have never tried it myself but just might. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty Happy anniversary!
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    • I never realized how easy it is either! I’m hooked now! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. I used store bought sauce when making crockpot dish and I wasn’t feeling it, so that is definitely a way to go!
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  5. Oh, and most importantly : Happy Aniversary :)
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