How to Make Great Barbecue Sauce

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Some say the sauce makes the barbecue. Whip up your own distinctive batch with these tips.

Step 1: Make the base
Make a basic sauce to use as a foundation. Mix the ketchup, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, molasses, mustard, hot sauce, and black pepper in a saucepan.

Add a teaspoon of your favorite barbecue rub for a more complex flavor.

Step 2: Simmer
Bring to a boil and simmer 10 to 15 minutes until it’s dark and thick.

Step 3: Experiment with additional ingredients
Experiment with additional ingredients to give the sauce your own distinctive flair. Add sautéed onions to give it a fuller flavor, pineapple juice for sweetness, or chili peppers in adobo sauce for a spicy kick.

Add a splash of liquid smoke to give your sauce a smoky flavor.

Step 4: Use it
Field-test your sauce at a barbecue. Slather it on meat while it’s still on the grill, or use it as a dip for meat that’s already been cooked.

Step 5: Store the excess
Store any extra sauce in a sealed container in a refrigerator. It will keep for several months, but sauce this good is bound to disappear in no time!

Did You Know?
The Oxford English Dictionary claims the first recorded use of the word “barbecue” in the English language occurred in the 1690s.

21 Replies to “How to Make Great Barbecue Sauce”

  1. You are the lier.bbq sauce came from persia,later on moved to mediterenian,and there you can say where was it from

  2. I hate bbq sauce its gross and I also hate the person speaking fyi my voice is better!

  3. Is important to add Liquid smoke? I live in Spain and I guess it's dificult to find it. What's made of it? Thanks in advanced!

  4. oh Noooo i used liquid ass shit i was suppose to use liquid smoke FUCK not every ones breath smells like shit 😀 at least i made it.

  5. pretty much put what ever you want into pan with butter or oil and wait until it browns

  6. one question, if you were all willing to go to the store and buy a bottle of the fuckin sauce, why the hell are you all looking up the friggin recipe……

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