Store bought barbecue sauce used to be a staple on my shopping list until I took time out and tried my hand at it: things have never been the same since.

The store-bought alternative is full of sugar, artificial flavoring,coloring and a whole bunch of preservatives while lacking complexity in flavor. Don’t get me wrong, I am not trying to market this recipe as a magic solution to your health and weight problems, but life is all about balance and a little cheat once in a while is exactly what the doctor would prescribe. 

Striking the perfect chord of sugar, spice…and well, everything nice, is the key to creating a sauce that will transform about every kind of meat you can imagine and ensure your guests leave the table singing praises.

This recipe can be tweaked to suit even the most discriminating palates and can be prepared in less than an hour using ingredients generally found in most households.

On that note…let’s get cooking…


  • 3 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onions
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper


In a medium sized sauce pan pour in your olive oil,add in the garlic and onions and fry at very low heat until aromatic,do not burn the garlic and onions

Add in your cumin,cayenne,paprika,coriander and fry for a minute or two over medium heat allowing the spices to release their fragrance

Mix in all the remaining ingredients in the pan

Bring this mixture to a boil,taste and adjust for seasoning to your liking.Turn the heat down low and simmer for 30 minutes.

Bottle in sterilized jars and store in your refrigerator.This will keep for 4 to 5weeks in your refrigerator

Home Made Barbecue SauceEnjoy.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. suckerforcoffe says:

    I’ve always wanted to make my own barbeque sauce and this is just gave me that final push.


    1. ombachi13 says:

      Try these out,it is amazing trust me

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Ryne says:

        Great arcleit, thank you again for writing.


      2. ombachi13 says:

        My pleasure ☺️


  2. MaryAnne says:

    Hi. How should I preserve the sauce in the fridge once I make it?


  3. Anonymous says:

    hey just had a question about the measurements on your recipe. how many mls or grams is a cup


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