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Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe

This delicious sweet & smoky homemade barbecue sauce is a tasty addition to your summer grilling menu!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: barbecue, bbq, summer
Servings: 48 oz
Calories: 39kcal


  • 30 oz tomato sauce
  • 8 oz tomato paste
  • 1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire
  • 3 teaspoons liquid smoke
  • 1/4 cup apricot jam
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika


  • Add all ingredients to a large pot. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, then reduce heat to low and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • While the sauce is simmering, sterilize six half pint jars and six lids and bands in simmering water (do not boil).
  • Ladle into sterilized half pint jars, filling to 1/2 inch from top. Wipe any residue away from the tops of the jars, and add sterilized lids and bands.
  • Process the jars in a water bath canner for 20 minutes. Remove and let cool, then check that the jars have sealed. Store for up to six months. Alternatively, the sauce can be frozen for up to six months or refrigerated for up to two weeks.


Serving: 8oz | Calories: 39kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 244mg | Potassium: 179mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 173IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg