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How to Make Barbecue Sauce

Know How to Make Finger-Smoking Good Barbecue Sauce at Home

Summer and barbecue season go hand-in-hand. But you can't enjoy the food without preparing a delicious sauce. Read the article to find interesting barbecue sauce recipes.
Bhakti Satalkar
Last Updated: Jul 14, 2017
Even though you can get a store-bought sauce, nothing beats the freshness of homemade barbecue sauce with great ingredients. Take a look at these recipes for inspiration.
Homemade Barbecue Sauce
  • Onion (finely chopped), 3
  • Garlic Cloves (chopped), 12
  • Red Wine Vinegar, ½ cup
  • Brown Sugar, 1 cup
  • Olive Oil, 2 cups
  • Bacon Fat, 1 cup
  • Jalapeños (seeded and chopped), 2
  • Red Bell Peppers (seeded and chopped), 2
  • Chilies, 2
  • Cayenne Pepper, ½ teaspoon
  • Chili Powder, 6 tablespoons
  • Tomato Juice, 1 cup
  • Tomato Puree, 1 cup
  • Mustard, 2 tablespoons
  • Worcestershire Sauce, 2 tablespoons
  • Ketchup, 8 oz
  • Molasses, ½ cup
  • Oregano, 4 teaspoons
  • Lime Juice, 4 oz
  • In a saucepan, melt bacon fat.
  • Add olive oil to it and boil it over medium heat.
  • Add onion, jalapeños, peppers, cayenne, chili powder, and oregano; sauté for about 8 minutes till the ingredients are softened.
  • Apart from the lime juice, add the rest of the ingredients and let it simmer for 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Finally, add lime juice.
Sauce with Ketchup
  • Vegetable Oil, 2 tablespoons
  • Onion (finely chopped), 1
  • Garlic Cloves (minced), 3
  • Tomato Ketchup, 1½ cups
  • Cider Vinegar, ½ cup
  • Worcestershire Sauce, ¼ cup
  • Chili Powder, 1 tablespoon
  • Sugar, ¼ cup
  • Cayenne Pepper, ½ teaspoon
  • Warm oil over medium heat in a saucepan. Add onion and garlic, and let the mixture sauté for about 5 minutes.
  • Now add the ketchup, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, chili powder, and cayenne pepper.
  • Stir all the ingredients well, reduce the heat, and let the sauce simmer.
  • Cover the sauce and let it thicken. This will take about 20 minutes.
  • You will notice that the sauce has reduced to 2½ cups when ready.
Sauce for Meatballs
For the recipe, you'll require baked meatballs. Pour the homemade sauce over the meatballs and return it to the oven for about 30 minutes.

  • Onions (chopped), 2 medium
  • Olive Oil, 2 tablespoons
  • Pureed Tomatoes, ¾ cup
  • Beef Stock, ½ cup
  • Steak Sauce, ¼ cup
  • Worcestershire Sauce, ½ cup
  • Vinegar, 2 tablespoons
  • Instant Coffee, 2 tablespoons
  • Brown Sugar, ½ cup
  • Lemon Juice, ¼ cup
  • In a saucepan, heat oil over medium heat and add onions to it.
  • When the onions start to turn slightly brown, add the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to low and let the sauce simmer for about 10 minutes.
  • Make sure you keep stirring the sauce.
Make any of these recipes and add your personal touch. Entertain family and friends with succulent barbecues.