There’s nothing wrong with store-bought bbq sauce, especially if you can get a high-quality one. But making your own homemade barbecue sauce is easy, and the delicious result is less sugary than store-bought and does not contain questionable additives.
I use this homemade barbecue sauce when I make pulled pork and pulled chicken. It’s delicious!
- 1 cup ketchup
- ½ cup water
- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 5 tablespoons molasses
- 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- In a large bowl, whisk together the ketchup, water, vinegar, worcestershire sauce, mustard, molasses, hot sauce, black pepper and onion powder.
- In a medium saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat, 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic, chili powder and cayenne and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30 seconds.
- Whisk in the ketchup mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes, until the sauce thickens.
- Cool to room temperature before using.