Easy Homemade BBQ Sauce

This Easy Homemade BBQ Sauce is so good, and really so easy.  You’ll probably have everything you need already in your pantry.  You’ll never buy the bottled stuff again.

Easy BBQ Sauce recipe


So easy, and classic BBQ taste.   Yee-haw!!  

This Homemade BBQ Sauce is the key to truly knock-out BBQ taste…right at home.

This sauce is absolutely amazing on our Incredible Slow Cooker Ribs!

Slow Cooker Ribs recipe

We can’t rave enough about this Homemade BBQ Sauce. We use in on so many dishes, from Incredible Slow-Cooker Baby Back Ribs to Best-Ever BBQ Shrimp.

This make-at-home recipe is so easy and wonderful in taste. You’ll never buy store-bought variety again! It’s that good!

Easy BBQ sauce

Easy BBQ Sauce

This Easy Homemade BBQ Sauce is just that, easy...but really, really delicious. Perfect for slow cooker ribs and Southern Grilled BBQ Shrimp.  You'll never buy the store-bought variety again! It's really that good!
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Course: Sauce
Cuisine: BBQ / Southern
Keyword: Barbecue, Homemade BBQ Sauce
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 245kcal


  • 2 cups of ketchup
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup of molasses
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 1 tablespoon ancho chil pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons of hot sauce like Crystals, Tobasco, or Franks
  • 1/2 teaspoon of liquid smoke
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon optional


  • Whisk all ingredients together in sauce pan. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, cool.
  • Serve!



Calories: 245kcal
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