3 Barbecue Sauce Recipes - Sweet, Spicy & Smoky

1
Servings
10m
Prep Time
1h
Cook Time
1h 10m
Ready In


"This barbecue sauce recipe has 3 ways it can be adapted. You'll be able to easily customize this recipe to suit your taste. I use the recipe for 14 Spice Dry Rub Mix (link below) to season this sauce. With the spice mix on hand, it's a snap to make this barbecue sauce. The recipe for the 14 Spice Dry Rub Mix For Beef Chicken Or Pork is posted here #recipe18606 This sauce is excellent on barbecued ribs on the grill, but the skies the limit on what you decide to do with it! Whether making one sauce, all three, or inventing a few of your own, you'll see how fast and easy it is to make your own barbecue sauce that's better than anything you can buy in a bottle. Recipe Courtesy Of Monica Matheny of The Yummy Life Blog. Yields 2 1/2 cups"

Original recipe yields 1 serving
OK
  • FOR VARIATIONS

Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (4075.6 g)
  • Calories 4046
  • Total Fat - 42.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 8597.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 829.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 69.2 g
  • Sugars - 379.3 g
  • Protein - 86.4 g
  • Calcium - 2181.7 mg
  • Iron - 75.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 24.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 5.8 mg

Step 1

Combine all ingredients in large saucepan. Stir well.

Step 2

Over medium heat, bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 60 minutes. Stir occasionally as it cooks.

Step 3

Store in refrigerator.

Step 4

Keeps for several weeks.

VARIATIONS


Step 5

Sweet and Tangy - Use the original recipe described above.

Step 6

Smoky - Add 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke per 1 cup of sauce.

Step 7

Spicy - Add 1/4-1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper per 1 cup of sauce (according to how much heat you want).

Step 8

Very spicy with a hint of smoke - For each 1 cup of sauce, add 1 teaspoon cayenne and 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke.

TO CAN IT


Step 9

This recipe is suitable for water-process canning as long as you don't decrease the ratio of vinegar to other ingredients.

Step 10

Ladle hot sauce into hot jars leaving 1/4" head space.

Step 11

Process half and full pints, for 20 minutes, in boiling water canner.

Tips & Variations


No special items needed.

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Valerie

My dd made the sweet sauce and we loved it on ribs! I plan to keep this on hand in my fridge. So good!!

review by:
(5 Nov 2020)

Kooking Kathy

I like how you can take the recipe and change it up by just adding an ingredient. Simple and handy to have! I just used my regular rub of brown sugar, yellow mustard, honey, chili powder, garlic powder and onion powder and it was perfect!

review by:
(13 Oct 2020)

WiggiesStickeyRibs

Tried this sauce doubling it, and making it 3 ways for chicken and s kinds of ribs. They were all excellent! I will be saving this to use with your rub recipe. This is such a great find for me to use when I smoke meats to sell!

(8 Sep 2020)

Rosie

Wow, this sauce is good!! I made all 3 sauces in the last few weeks. The sweet was used on grilled chicken. I made smoky next, using babyback ribs. Lastly I used the spicy on a pork tenderloin. All 3 were super delicious. So glad I found such a versatile recipe!

review by:
(1 Sep 2020)

ArleneG

Tried the Smokey option, and it was delicious on grilled ribs. We will try the others at a later date.

review by:
(26 Jul 2020)

MaryOnTheRidge

Looked for a bbq sauce to use on some baby back ribs. This one worked great! Delicious ribs made the sweet way. Will be trying on other meats and trying the variations at another time. Such a great find!

review by:
(4 Mar 2020)