Homemade Barbecue Sauce

 Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Making delicious food from wholesome ingredients is key to eating healthy.  Most store bought BBQ sauces contain fructose corn syrups and a chemistry degree is required to interpret the ingredient label.   Here is a homemade barbecue sauce recipe that I like to use for ribs, chicken, and sometimes burgers.


  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-Tbsp Avocado/Olive oil
  • 3/4 6oz can tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 2.5 tbsp molasses
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp whiskey or bourbon
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (dash)
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp salt


  • In a medium pan cook onion and garlic in hot oil until tender
  • Stir in tomato paste, vinegar, brown sugar, molasses, cayenne, Worcestershire, and Salt
  • Bring to boil, reduce heat simmer for 30 minutes.  Depending on how thick you’d like the sauce, you may want to add a couple tablespoon of water.

The key to this recipe is to cook off the whiskey and use water to control consistency.

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