Homemade BBQ sauce


Homemade BBQ sauce

Learn how to make a quick and tasty BBQ sauce recipe for all your summer cookout needs and more!

Homemade BBQ sauce
Homemade BBQ sauce

Homemade BBQ sauce is one of those recipes you should have in your back pocket when summer rolls around. There are so many occasions where you're gonna need, you might as well have a go-to BBQ sauce recipe you can count on, and sometimes store-bought just won't do. Plus, it's likely you already have most of these ingredients in your pantry and fridge already. Nothing makes a homecooked meal even better than when the condiments are made from scratch as well! Try this delicious basic BBQ sauce recipe out on all your chicken, ribs, and pulled pork sandwiches!

Yields1 cup of sauce

Preparation Time5 min



  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon espresso powder


  1. In a small bowl whisk together the ketchup, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire, paprika, mustard, and espresso powder.

  2. Serve immediately or keep for later in the fridge.

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The idea of having homemade BBQ sauce is a smart one because you never really know what half the ingredients are in the store-bought versions. Grilled food that has been either brushed or marinated in BBQ sauce really enhances and brings it to another depth of flavor and I love it. I've tried using coffee that's been brewed to make a sauce before but expresso powder...is it the same as coffee but ground up into a powder form instead?


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