Homemade BBQ Sauce

Tasty BBQ sauce is a lot easier to make than you'd think! Plus, you can make it without all of the added, unnecessary ingredients like high fructose corn syrup, sodium, and MSG
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Author Meme



  • In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Sauté onion until soft and translucent, about 10 minutes.
  • Whisk remaining ingredients into the saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil, and turn down heat to medium-low. Simmer for 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat. Blend sauce together using an immersion blender (or regular blender but be careful), making sure that all of the onion is blended into the sauce. Whisk sauce together. Return saucepan to medium-low heat, and cook an additional 10 minutes.
  • Taste sauce, and adjust seasonings as needed. Allow the sauce to cool slightly before storing it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The sauce will last up to 2 weeks in a refrigerator and about 1-2 months frozen. Enjoy!


*Makes 3 cups
*Make sure all of the ingredients are gluten free and/or dairy free if needed. Worcestershire commonly has gluten, so read the labels.
*Really good with Crock-Pot Pulled Pork, BBQ Chicken Pizza, and Skillet BBQ Chicken Pasta