Kittencal's Barbecue Sauce

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 10m
Ready In

"There is my signature barbecue sauce and some might agree it’s even better that any bottled but must be chilled overnight to blend the flavors… don’t even think about using this sauce the same day it is make it will take on a whole new flavor if left overnight or longer If you prefer a smoother sauce and less fat omit the oil, chopped onion and garlic, then in the saucepan mix all remaining ingredients together, then add in 1 teaspoon each garlic powder and onion powder and simmer for 1 hour, cool the refrigerate overnight, since the sauce will reduce after 1 hour simmering time the yield is only estimated If using the onion and garlic powder option any leftover sauce will keep for 6 weeks refrigerated tightly covered in a glass jar. This will yield about 2-1/2 cups."

Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (90.9 g)
  • Calories 169.3
  • Total Fat - 5.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 613.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 30.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1 g
  • Sugars - 26.5 g
  • Protein - 1.2 g
  • Calcium - 29.5 mg
  • Iron - 1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

In a medium bowl combine the chili powder with the next 9 ingredients; mix until well blended

Step 2

Heat oil over medium high heat in a saucepan; add in onions and saute until transparent (about 3-4 minutes).

Step 3

Add in garlic; cook stirring for 2 minutes.

Step 4

Add in the sauce mixture; bring to a boil over medium stirring.

Step 5

Reduce heat to low then season with cayenne pepper if desired and simmer uncovered for about 1 hour (if you have a splatter screen then use it to cover the pot) .

Step 6

Cool then refrigerate for 24 or more hours before using.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


I wanted to try a new barbecue sauce so went straight here. I used it for a whole chicken I cut up and cooked on the grill. The sauce is packed with flavors we loved and I have set the recipe aside to use again very soon!

review by:
(4 Dec 2017)


Great on chicken and ribs. We love it and have it often since trying it the first time in late summer.

review by:
(1 Nov 2014)


I enjoy trying new bbq sauces. We really liked the addition of the liquid smoke which made it taste extra good on our grilled chicken.

review by:
(28 Aug 2014)


Grilled chicken with this sauce is drop dead delicious! My kids ate like little oinksters and kept asking for more chicken. You can bet we will see lots of use for this sauce!

review by:
(16 Jun 2014)


I am pleased to have found a bbq sauce that all my family agrees on. Great on ribs Delicious!!!

review by:
(10 Jun 2014)


I've tried it on chicken and ribs and we now have the best barbecue sauce ever recipe! Thanks for sharing it Kittencal!

review by:
(5 Jun 2014)