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.
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

Ingredients
  • 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
Method
  • 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

Ingredients
  • 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
Method
  • 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.

Ingredients
  • 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
Method
  • 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.