Homemade Sweet Barbecue Sauce is sweet, savory and delicious! It’s like Sweet Baby Ray’s just minus the high fructose corn syrup. This recipe yields about 3 cups.
Meet my favorite homemade barbecue sauce.
From the very moment my lips tasted Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce, I was hooked. I love the consistency and sweet and savory flavor combination. However it was also in the same moment that I read the label and didn’t care for the fact it was made with high fructose corn syrup. Which is when I began my mission to make my own sweet barbecue sauce that stands up to this huge name brand. It’s sweet, tangy and perfectly seasoned.
Since creating my own version, I’ve had it on pizza, nachos, wings, burgers, meatloaf you name it.
We love this recipe so much, that I even put the recipe in my cookbook! And if I had to label it, I’d call it Sweet Laurie Loo’s. What? Too similar?? 😉
To Make This Homemade Sweet Barbecue Sauce You Will Need:
- ketchup (homemade or store-bought)
- red wine vinegar
- worcestershire sauce
- dark brown sugar, packed
- ground mustard
- kosher salt
- black pepper
Pantry ingredients. What could be better? I love making food from what I find in my pantry or fridge. It makes me feel chef-y. It’s like I’m on Chopped or something. Pulling off a dinner with only having onion, lemon, vegetable stock and chicken thighs is what I live for!
In a mixing bowl, measure and add 1-1/4 cups ketchup (homemade or store-bought), 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup red wine vinegar (use 1/2 for zippier, more vinegar style sauce) and 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce.
Next, measure and add 1-1/2 cups dark brown sugar, 2-1/2 teaspoons dried mustard, 2 teaspoons paprika, 1-1/2 teaspoons of kosher salt and 3/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper.
Before you say anything, YES, that’s whole lotta dark brown sugar, I’m aware. However, the brown sugar is crucial so the vinegar is balanced while still making this sauce sweet.
Then stir until the sugar is dissolve and the seasonings mixed throughout.
Once the barbecue sauce is mixed thoroughly, you can store it a large glass jar or container and refrigerate for at least a couple hours.
Do Not Skip This Step!
You’ll notice if you taste this sauce right away, it’s not quite ready for slathering on ribs or chicken. It’s so important that you refrigerating this sweet barbecue sauce overnight because it will allow the flavors to develop. In a pinch, 2 to 4 hours will do.
Enjoy! And if you give this Homemade Sweet Barbecue Sauce recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!
Homemade Sweet Barbecue Sauce
- 1¼ cups ketchup
- 1/3 to 1/2 cup red wine vinegar, see notes
- 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
- 1½ cups dark brown sugar, packed (see notes)
- 2½ teaspoons ground mustard
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1½ teaspoons kosher salt, more or less to taste
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- Measure and add the ketchup, vinegar, worcestershire, sugar, mustard, paprika, salt and pepper into to a mixing bowl, preferably with a spout.
- Whisk well until the sugar has dissolved and the spices are throughout.
- Pour barbecue sauce into an air-tight jar(s) or container(s) and store it in your fridge. This allows the flavors to develop and meld. Overnight is best but at the least a few hours will do.
- This sauce can also be frozen.
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This is one "No Cook" barbeque sauce…I love its simplicity and flavour…Normally i am not a fan of intensly boiled down barbeque sauce which takes so long to cook as well as requires tons of ingrediants….This one is my style and my favorite..Thanks for the recipe…:D
I agree with you Aarthi, I love the fact that you don't have to saute this… and reduce that. It's simple and delicious!
Just pinned this because I freaking LOVE Sweet Baby Ray's.
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I did too Amy!
I am beyond giddy to give this recipe a try. I have all of the ingredients on hand and it has been added to my must make list. Itty Bitty loves BBQ sauce on everything. Can't wait. Simple recipe. Thanks for sharing.
Yes to the please. I will be making this!
This looks amazing and so thick! I make a special barbecue sauce that's my grandmother's. It's a bit thinner because hers is supposed to be cooked, but it has many of the same ingredients as your recipe. I'm gonna have to try this!
I can't wait to make this. I live in Kansas City and my dad own's a BBQ restaurant so I love trying new things. This one sounds perfect!
We like sweet baby ray's too so I'm sure this BBQ sauce is excellent! I've never thought to make it myself, but it seems pretty easy! How long do you think this would keep in the fridge?
Sweet baby rays is one of my old favorites! I had to give it up due to the evil HFCS 🙁 But no more! Laurie saves the day!!!!! I'll be whipping up a batch of this soon. Like maybe today. Sweet no cook bbq sauce from pantry ingredients? AWESOME!
I never had baby ray's but this sure looks awesome. I love anything bbq haha
I could go snorkeling in that sauce.
Sounds great. Thanks for sharing.
Won't there still be lots of HFCS from the ketchup?
You can buy organic and all natural ketchup. 🙂
Sweet Baby Rays is my favorite too, but now I think I'm lovin' Sweet Laurie Loo's! I have all of these ingredients in my house, I can't wait to try it!
Oooh you're gonna love it!
I think you actually start calling yourself Laurie Loo. That would be awesome!
This is perfect! Many bottled bbq sauces contain wheat so this will be great for my little guy with a wheat allergy, as well as the rest of the family of course:-)
Looks great. The sauce sounds sweet 🙂 I'll bookmark this page and try make my own sauce too. Great photos.
Just whipped this up. Can't wait to try it in a couple hours on some chicken. Thanks for the recipe!
I only have regular white vinegar – (and not much experience with using it) would that change the taste drastically/make it inedible?
I also have actual red wine – does that help?
Well I've never tried it. But I would say that their flavors are so different, in result could change the taste of this barbecue sauce. But maybe halve the recipe and try it so you don't waste all those ingredients. Hope this helps!
Just made the sauce and couldnt stop tasting it haha! Now to try it on chicken…. 🙂
Made this sauce for some ribs this past weekend. The ribs disappeared with tons of compliments. While they were good, my "after dinner belch" self-evaluation included a hint of vinegar. I can't stand the taste or smell of vinegar – the stuff makes me retch. I recommend cutting the vinegar in half and adding part or all of the remaining 1/4 cup just one tbsp. at a time. Ketchup
Yum! I decided I wanted to try a different pulled pork recipe this week and found myself without a full bottle of BBQ sauce to follow the recipe I picked out. This was so quick and easy to throw together and I can't wait to see how it tastes on the finished product!
I substituted apple cider vinegar for red wine vinegar because it was all I had and it tastes great, I'll definitely
Just made half a batch and it is excellent. My husband will be super impressed.
Yum! I just made this and it's DELISH!
We love Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce, too. I've checked the ingredients on the bottle, but haven't attempted to make it yet. The only thing I might do differently would be to substitute pineapple juice for the water.
Pineapple juice concentrate is listed as an ingredient on the label and one copycat recipe I found had a comment from someone claiming to be Sweet Baby
Oh my gosh!! I made this last night for my crock pot BBQ chicken and this recipe is awesome!! I don't think i will ever purchase BBQ sauce again. My 4yr old is very particular about her BBQ sauce and she loved it too. Thank you so my for sharing this recipe!!
Loved this sauce. Had all the ingredients on hand. It's a good base to further spice up to your liking. I added a bit more salt, some crushed cayenne and dash of liquid smoke.
Love this sauce!
Yes, I agree that this is REALLY sweet–I couldn’t even cut it with the addition of some cayenne pepper. Its also very thin and runny compared to a cooked sauce. May cook it down a bit and see what I can do.
I do plumbing work at Sweet Baby Rays outside of Chicago (is this the original place?) and when i go in the back with the ribs cooking slow slathered with their sauce i don’t ever want to leave.
I made this BBQ sauce tonight and I am very impressed. Simple and tasty = elegant and elegant is so good. Great mathematicians strive for elegance there whole lives and some never achieve it. You have achieved elegance with this sauce.
I reduced down to 1/4…converting all ingredients to tbsp and tsp made it easy.
Thanks, and I will be exploring the rest of your site when I have time.
BTW…you’re quite elegant yourself.
I just found this BBQ sauce on pinterest & I had all the ingredients on hand. Whipped some up & I’m in love. A quick and easy BBQ sauce.
I also found a ketchup recipe via pinterest ( http://happyindolevalley.blogspot.com/2011/03/easy-peasy-homemade-ketchup.html ) that I used for the ketchup in this recipe. I don’t know if it’s the homemade ketchup but I did think the BBQ sauce was just a tad thin, so next time I will add the water at the end so I can adjst to my wants 🙂 BUT since I am using this BBQ sauce in my crockpot today being thin was perfect!! The taste of this is perfect!! I appreciate you sharing this recipe.
BTW, I’m making BBQ chicken pizza/calzones for dinner tonight–yum yum!!
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Sweet Baby Ray’s BBq is my very favorite. Just like you I want to get away from the Corn Syrup. What ketchup did you use? I have HFCS free hunts. Thanks so much for the post. I can’t wait to try it.
I was looking for a simple bbq recipe and here it is!
I can’t wait to test it out next week!
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Just came across your blog when I was looking for a shredded chicken bbq recipe. This recipe was such a bonus – no cook and SO delicious. Just loved the bbq sauce and your blog!
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I ran out of Sweet Baby Rays, my family’s favorite BBQ sauce, so I searched online for an alternative to make at home and found your recipe. It’s wonderful!! This is our new favorite BBQ sauce! Thanks so much for sharing and spreading the joy!
I just had a pork tenderloin in the crock pot with this recipe and made BBQ pulled pork… EXCELLENT!
Never made homeade bbq sauce before. I tried this simple recipe with all the ingredients in house. I did subsitute spicy brown mustard, and apple cider vinegar, and my family loved it on the pulled pork made in the crockpot! I will use this recipe again and again
I made this today and it tastes fantastic. I do agree with some of the others that said it’s a little thin, but it tastes so good who cares. Thanks for the awesome recipe!
I made this a while ago and my boyfriend and I both loved it SO much! I am moving away in about a month and I want to make him a big ol’ batch to have on hand – but I don’t know how long it lasts in the fridge vs. the freezer. Could you tell me how long it should last in both places approximately? Thanks again for this yummy sauce! We bake pork chops in it regularly!
Just made this barbeque sauce recipe and grilled barbequed chicken, it was great!!
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Stuff is great. I added some (with a stick blender) onion and red pepper flakes so it’s now very sweet initially, but has some heat on the backend. Sweet, tangy, then spicy. Perfect.
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I can already tell I will love this! Thanks for sharing your gem! How long does it last in the fridge? Also, anyone knowledgable about canning it to store?
Hi Karrie! This bbq sauce will last in the fridge up to 2 weeks! I wish I could help you with the canning bit.. but I am clueless when it comes to canning 🙂 Have a great weekend!
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This really is an excellent and easy-to-make bbq sauce. I’m wondering one thing: could I omit the water? It’s just a tad thinner than I’d like it to be. Has anyone tried that?
Absolutely, go ahead and cut out the water for a thicker sauce 🙂
I mixed this up today. Great combination of favors. It does taste like Sweet Baby Rays. My picky 11 year old son gave it a resounding thumbs up. I’m. Going to make pulled pork in the slow cooker and didn’t want to use a bottled sauce. So, thank you. And, great name!
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Love Love Love this! Simple, Super easy to put together, ingredients out of my pantry and super scrumptious! Will make our baked BBQ chicken for tonite, extra yummy for superbowl sunday night!! THANK YOU!!
Too, too, too much acid… the vinegar and the W’sauce are overpowering.
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OMIGOSH! I’m ALL OVER this and the ketchup recipe! WOOHOO!!!
Thank you Anne! BTW did you know you won my Bodum giveaway? I sent you an email and I need to hear back from you by tomorrow afternoon or I’ll have to pick a new winner!! 🙂
I made this last night with country style beef ribs. My family loved it! Bye bye Sweet Baby Rays! I halved the vinegar and didn’t add any water. It was perfect! My husband said he likes it better than SBR’s and he loves SBR’s! Thank you!
Just the right sauce ingredients i’ve been searching from last night.. Finally got the correct one.. Thanks for this wonderful recipe, i’m gonna have a great time enjoying my barbecue with this sauce 🙂
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found your site and this sauce when I was looking for a homemade BBQ sauce recipe. We love Sweet Baby Ray’s so I made this and it is delicious! Are you in Michigan? I noticed the Meijer ketchup. I’m in SE MI.
Hi Jamie! Yup I live in northern Oakland County and I LOVE MEIJER!! High-five fellow Michigander!!
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How is it, that a recipe for ‘scratch’ barbecue sauce calls for KETCHUP?!?!?!? Jesus people.
Well, “from scratch” is a pretty broad term. If you want to make your very own ketchup… by all means GO FOR IT! Here’s a link to the recipe I did for homemade ketchup. http://www.simplyscratch.com/2012/05/homemade-ketchup-recipe.html
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Hello – Macomb, MI here! I found this recipe through a google search.
It’s really a very simple recipe if you want to make some easy, tasty homemade BBQ. Yes, it may not be ‘from scratch’ but it is easy to make from ingredients you have laying around. Unfortunately I used the last of my paprika for some homemade BBQ rub yesterday.
I added a tad extra Red Wine Vinegar to the recipe (about 1/4cup) because I like the extra bite of the vinegar. I also squeezed a little lemon in mine, which gives it a nice tartness as well.
This is a great, easy to make BBQ sauce. I’ve made my own ‘kansas style’ sauce many years now but sometimes I just don’t have the time to simmer it and collect all of the ingredients. This fit the bill for today. Thanks!
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This is a very good basic sauce recipe. I did add some garlic and onion powder, cayenne pepper for a bit of heat, and a touch of honey. I only had light brown sugar and thought it could use a bit more sweet. I love that it doesn’t need to be cooked down. This will be my go-to for barbecue sauce. Thanks!
What’s the shelf life for this recipe? I’m a busy mom so I like to prepare meals for my family & would much prefer NOT using processed/store brought items that I could prepare at home.
No longer than 2-3 weeks, but you could make a batch and freeze half. It freezes nicely!
This BBQ sauce is amazing!! I used it in my crockpot on some chicken and it was fantastic!!! I used apple cider vinegar and smoked paprika because that is what I had on hand. This will definitely be used in place of any store bought stuff. Thanks so much!!
I’m so glad Jenn! I love that stuff and to give it a little spicy twist add a chipotle and a little fresh garlic, yuM!
Ketchup has high-fructose corn syrup in it, you idiot.
Not if it’s all natural or organic. Oh, and here’s the recipe to my homemade ketchup 🙂 http://www.simplyscratch.com/2012/05/homemade-ketchup-recipe.html
I made this BBQ sauce & it was easy & satisfying. I added my only niche by cutting the water down to 1/4c and adding 1/4 red wine and 1 cup of honey. My family loved it. NO MORE STORE BOUGHT SAUCE for my family.
That sounds amazing! Hmmm red wine ketchup… I like it!
I just made this and it’s delish! Thank you so much for sharing and BTW I can’t believe how rude some people are….over a BBQ sauce recipe…geez. Anyways, I loved the recipe and will forever be making my own BBQ sauce thanks to you 🙂
Happy Belly I’m so glad! I know… it’s amazing how passionate people are about ketchup! Glad you liked it 🙂
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We had this with dinner last night, delicious!
That’s awesome Paige! I’m so glad 🙂
This is perfect! I needed bbq sauce for a recipe and didn’t have any and your recipe was one of the first search results. I added a little liquid smoke for flavor and unfortunately didn’t have any worcestershire sauce on hand. Great recipe!
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The first time I made it was 2 weeks from 4/20/14. And I must say the family love it. So I’m back at it again for Easter Sunday dimner.
So glad to hear 🙂
I am so glad that I looked for home made bbq sauce recipes and found this one first because now I need not waste time looking further. I had already saved your ketchup recipe, and I make my own Worcestershire sauce so I know every ingredient that goes into this will be organic and/or UNPROCESSED ingredients! I’ll be giving this out as gifts like I did with the W sauce. Thank you, thank you, thank you. And now I’m following you.
This recipe worked very well for me because I make my ketchup, as well as other condiments, from scratch. I also found the recipe very easy to double. I substituted the light brown sugar and white vinegar I normally use for my ketchup recipe with the dark brown sugar, and red wine vinegar. I added all the ingredients to my slow cooker (set to low) and went to bed. The next morning I had a thick rich bbq sauce that was so delicious it only lasted a week in my house! Thanks so much!
Glad to hear you liked it! High-five to making your own ketchup 🙂
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This bbq sauce sounds amazing!
Please don’t claim it’s from scratch, when you are using pre-made sauces such as Worcestershire sauce and ketchup.
Thank you. This is great. I have to substitute the sugar with maple syrup/coconut sugar and works great. Also, Worchestershire with coconut aminos. It turn out to be awesome.
Ketchup has a lot of high fructose corn syrup…. just wanted to point that out.
Awesome recipe! I didn’t have ground mustard so I used regular yellow mustard. It was really good. It gave just the right bite to go with the sweetness. Also I did not add the water. No more store bought sauce for this family. Thanks for the recipe.
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I have made this recipe 4 times already! It is great, and so easy since you don’t have to cook it. I substitute 1/2 tsp smoked paprika for a portion of the regular paprika, which adds another depth of flavor. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe! 🙂
Ditto to everything everyone said, except I’ll bet you didn’t know when you put this on line 3 yrs later you would be used by the Lord to bless a disabled old lady that was giving her last Harraah party . It was suppose to be 30 people
turnes out so far to be 65 people.I don’t have any one to barbecue for me (they cancelled at the last minute. I don’t know how to grill so I was frantically looking on this thing they call the internet, and trying to get some help and somehow I got you. (NO SOME HOW ABOUT IT —ALL GOD.!!! AND I TOO LOVE SWEET BABY RAY’S. SO MAY OUR LIVING GOD TRULY BLESS YOU FOR BEING MY SPECIAL “COOKIN” ANGEL TO DAY. MY PARTY IS NEXT FRIDAY. NOW IF SEVERAL OF YOU COULD JUST TELL ME HOW TO FIND SOME FREE HELP WE WOULD REALLY HAVE A BASH ****
THANKS AGAIN GRAMMIE “B”
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Thank you! Absolutely delicious. My daughter cannot eat any processed foods…they give her severe migraines. I am making everything from scratch and I do mean everything! My husband loves it! A+
I have made this so many times and I keep a batch in the freezer. It keeps very well. I will not ever buy any more store bought again!!
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Thank you so much for this recipe. It is now the only BBQ sauce I use. I never have to buy it again. 🙂
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I just made this today and it is sitting on my counter in expectation for pulled pork later this evening. It is delicious and so easy to make. The only difference I had was using apple cider vinegar and smoked paprika (which adds a nice smoky flavor). Thanks for the recipe.
Looking at the end result, all I have to say is: Yes, please! But no, seriously, this really does look good and not all that difficult to slap together. Can’t wait to try this homemade barbecue sauce. If it tastes as good as it looks, it’s going to be a fun summer!
i just made this to turn leftover carnitas into bbq pulled pork sandos and wow! Loved it! And my fiancé really loved it! It’s a keeper for sure. Glad I made the full recipe, just can’t decide whether to fridge or freeze it, better do both. Never buying-bought again–so nice to know where your food comes from 🙂
P.S. I only had 1 cup of *organic* ketchup, so I made up the remaining 1/4 cup with sriracha. Worked out great! Added a nice kick to the existing zing.
Just finished making this recipe. It is the perfect thickness sauce. Unfortunately, It came out way too sweet for my taste. I wonder if there is a way to make it have a little more spicey sweet taste and less of the “way too sweet I can’t even eat it” taste!
Very quicky to make and a Good start for a BBQ. It is a little too sweet for me and I love sweet. I added yellow mustard and additional vinegar.
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Thanks for the quick and easy recipe! Super tasty and i think it will be a go to , instead of buying store bought.
This is the BBQ sauce I’ve been searching for my whole life. I never have to buy store stuff again. Woot! I’m no longer a slave to Sweet Baby Rays and they’re HFCS!
But you must use NATURAL KETCHUP because regular ketchup has HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP!! BEWARE!!!
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I omitted the water and added a teaspoon of Liquid Smoke and thinking of cutting sugar down to 11/3 . It was delicious and smelled like Sweet Baby Rays . We also only had 1/4 cup of red wine vinegar. Hobby told me to write this one down
Sounds delicious. be nice to have ago at making own. Thanks for sharing.
I made this recipe about two weeks ago and my husband and son refuse to eat any other BBQ sauce! This is fantastic! Thanks for the great recipe
That’s so great to hear! Thanks for coming back and leaving a review, Ashley! <3
I adapted your recipe to make my own sauce & have been making it for a few years now. Great site, thanks for the tips.
Doesn’t the ketchup have high fructose corn syrup in it?
Nope, not all brands and definitely not when you make it yourself. 🙂 http://www.simplyscratch.com/2012/05/homemade-ketchup-recipe.html
I want to buy your BBQ sauce send me a sample my name is Michael screen
Sorry, Michael, it’s not for sale.
I want to apologize on behalf of all the trolls behaving badly in the comments section. Especially the ones who kept harping on ketchup after you clarified. I love your restraint and good nature! Can’t wait to try your sauce!
No need to apologize, Maren! I honestly don’t get too many of those type of comments. 🙂 But thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the recipe! ❤️
Easy sauce – I “quartered” it for my needs. Accidentally put in double the amount of vinegar, but it was perfect for our tastes. Glad I heeded the advice to let it sit a few hours before using – definitely made a difference in flavors. VERY GOOD!
I’m glad you enjoyed it, Lynn!
I have been looking for an exceptional bbq recipe for years and finally found it. The only tweak that I made was to add a little bit of liquid smoke. I cannot wait to try it out on my bbq ribs. Thank you so much to my new favorite chef!!
I’m so happy to hear it! Thank you for taking the time to make the recipe ❤️
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Use HUNTS ketchup 100% tomato goodies, NO off the wall ingredients added. #2 Omit the salt and use 3 Anchovies. Another secret to great sauce. I make my own sauces now…….no more store bought sauce.
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I just made this again today. We have been using your recipe for quite a while now. It’s a definite go to. Super bowl Sunday here we go!
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How long will this bbq sauce last in the fridge?
Hi Annette! At least a couple weeks 🙂
I’ve loved this bbq sauce and have recommended it to friends! I went to make it tonight after a long time and it only makes approx 2 cups. I looked through the comments to see if I missed something and a couple people referred to the adding of water. I looked back through the recipe and can’t find anything about water in the recipe or ingredient list. I went ahead and doubled the recipe because I have a big roast, but I’m wondering if it will cook down too much?
It’s in the fridge til tomorrow…any insight?
Girl, ketchup has HFCS!
Hi Jamie, actually good news! Not all ketchup brands have HFCS. I highly encouraged people to read labels or make their own. https://www.simplyscratch.com/2012/05/homemade-ketchup-recipe.html.
I added 1 Tablespoon of liquid smoke to the bbq sauce. Tastes great!!
How much does this bbq recipe make?
Simple and delicious! I was surprised something so simple and easy to make could taste so good! The only addition I made so far was adding 1/2 tsp of mesquite liquid smoke (colgin). It lowered the sweetness ever so slightly but added a nice, very light, Smokey flavor in the aftertaste. Delightful!
Great addition, Cody! Glad you liked this recipe 🙂
I made this with balsamic vinegar because that’s all I had. I used less than the recipe called for. It was soooooo good!
I’m so glad, Dacie!
I’ve made this recipe a few times and it IS the best. I lost the bookmark to your site and lo and behold, I found it this morning. Whew…
Thanks for posting
I’m so glad you like it, Cate!
I grilled chicken last night and this sauce recipe that I had made earlier in the day was awesome, just like you said!! I think I upset my girlfriend when I told her that the recipe you shared with me was so awesome and your humor and thoughts on high fructose corn syrup were right on and you would be a perfect match for me!!!! Thanks again! Bill Saumer, Pine City, MN.
Ha ha. Glad you liked it, William!
Can this be frozen? This is Devine!
Had ribs in the oven when I discovered I was out of Sweet Baby Rays. Found this recipe and had all ingredients on hand, but didn’t have time to let it meld together in the fridge, so I threw everything in a pot and simmered for about 10 minutes instead. It came out perfect and saved my dinner. Thanks!
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This is the best!! I add some red pepper flakes just because we like a little spice but I’ve made it without and still delish. We always have this in the frig- ready to go. Thanks Laurie!!
A friend gave me this recipe since she makes it all of the time. I’ve made stovetop bbq sauces, but am all for a no-cook version. I already have a fave no-cook ketchup, so this will be nice to add to my repertoire! I used 1/3c apple cider vinegar and half a cup of coconut sugar, which was plenty sweet. The only things I added were a spoonful of adobo sauce, some onion powder, and a drizzle of molasses – deepened the flavor. Thanks for the recipe!