Homemade BBQ Sauce

Homemade BBQ Sauce


  • 1.5 cups Ketchup
  • 1/2 cup Orange Juice (No Pulp)
  • 1/4 cup Molasses
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Mustard, powdered (the seasoning and not the hotdog condiment)
  • 2 teaspoons Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Freshly Cracked Black Pepper (I want the black specks in the sauce, plus it tastes awesome)


Step 1
Into a non-reactive sauce pot add in all of your ingredients.
Step 2
While simmering, stir until all combined and the sugar has dissolved into the mixture.
Step 3
Bring the sauce up to a slow boil. Turn down heat and simmer until the sauce has reached your desired consistency. Stir often. If sauce thickens up too much on you, you can thin with water.
Step 4
At this point, you can still make adjustments for heat by adding more Cayenne Pepper as well as salt and pepper to make it how you like.
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With my Husband, we raise our two sons and a nephew, three dogs, a cat, four chickens and a large garden on my just under an acre lot in a small village in Southeast Michigan. I am passionate about real food, and eating as local as we can without giving up olive oil, coffee, you know the necessities. Herb gardens and backyard chickens, reading, writing, photography are my other passions. I believe that things will work out eventually, the glass is not only half full but it is refillable.