Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Homemade Barbecue Sauce


"This is good for baking chicken or ribs in. Easily doubled or tripled for your needs. Vegetables are also really good cooked in this sauce."


20 m servings 149 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 149 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 6.6 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 23.4g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 1294 mg
  • 52%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium nonporous bowl, combine the butter or margarine, onion, green bell pepper, water, ketchup, mustard powder, salt, celery seed, brown sugar and lemon juice. Mix well and use on your choice of meat.
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  1. 32 Ratings


I improvised a lot on this recipe. I needed a quick barbecue sauce. I only used 1 Cup of ketchup, 1 Cup Water, 2 TBSP Brown Sugar, salt/pepper, 2 TBSP Butter (melted) and mixed them all togeth...

This was pretty good barbecue sauce recipe. I normally like it a little sweeter and a little spicier. I made 1 batch with the recipe as described, but found it sort of bland. So I made another...

A basic bbq sauce should include: 32oz of ketchup, 1 cup brown surgar, 1/3c of worchestershire sauce, and 1/4c vinegar. This recipe would work if you increase brown surgar and added the worchest...

This sauce did not turn out for me at all. It might have been me b/c I added extra ingredients, such as liquid smoke, worcestershire sauce, & a tiny bit of cajun seasoning. I slow cooked chicke...

This tasted great on my Ribs i prepared for the 4th! I added an additional table spoon of brown sugar and I sauteed it on the stove a while and added powdered potatoes to give it additional thic...

I thought this recipe had good flavor, however, I was looking more for a barbecue sauce I could use to dip nuggets in. This was runny. I tried cooking it a little to try to thicken it up, but i...

This sauce is okay but not really barbecue sauce. It was too ketchup tasting so I added some cayenne pepper vinegar molasses and garlic powder and tried cooking it. It still was an overpowerin...

I used this recipe as a building block to create my own quick BBQ sauce. I added a splash of orange juice, minced garlic, and drained cut peaches to the sauce. I omitted the green bell pepers, m...

It was an ok, basic recipe. If you want a base sauce that you can then start experimenting your own ingredients with, then this is the one. I ended up adding 2 TBl worcitershire sauce an addit...