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Easy Homemade Honey Barbecue Sauce

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  • Prep Time 2 min
  • Total Time 10 min
  • Servings 0
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Easy Homemade Honey Barbecue Sauce

Out of barbecue sauce? No problem! It's simple and fast to make. You may never buy it again! 0 yields about 1 1/2 cups


can Muir Glen Tomato Paste
tbsp balsamic vinegar
cup light brown sugar
cup honey
tbsp molasses
tsp kosher salt
tsp dry mustard
tsp garlic powder
tsp allspice
tsp sweet paprika
tsp chili powder
pepper, to taste
cup water


  • 1 Add the tomato paste, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, honey, molasses, salt, dry mustard, garlic powder, allspice, sweet paprika and chili powder to a small saucepan. Whisk together over medium heat until incorporated.
  • 2 Add the water to the pan, still heating over medium heat, and whisk to combine. Continue whisking and heating until the mixture begins to bubble, about 4-5 minutes.
  • 3 Taste, and season with ground black pepper, as desired. Whisk for 1 more minute and then remove from heat. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 month.
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Homemade Honey Barbecue Sauce

As prepared by S Caron,

Don’t you hate when you run out of something that you are so used to having like mayo, ketchup and (gasp) barbecue sauce? I do. It totally drives me crazy. Especially since it usually happens right when I am about to serve home fabulous homemade chicken fingers.

But it doesn’t have to be a total disaster. In fact, with a few basic ingredients and spices, you can have homemade barbecue sauce in about 10 minutes.

No, really. I mean it.

Easy Homemade Honey Barbecue Sauce is so fast to whip up that you’ll barely notice you did much more than measure.

Homemade Honey Barbecue Sauce

Don’t be fooled by the ingredients list – it looks long, but really just involves a little measuring and mixing to make. Seriously, making homemade barbecue sauce couldn’t be simpler or easier.

And better yet, it’s super cost-effective. You probably have most of the seasonings on hand already … then all you need is balsamic vinegar (a pantry staple!) and tomato paste (another pantry staple!). Easy peasy.

Now, this is a mild and sweet Honey Barbecue Sauce recipe. Want to make it spicy? Use chipotle powder in place of the chili powder, and double the amount. You can also used smoked paprika in place of the Hungarian Sweet Paprika for a little more heat.

Great Sides for Barbecue Dinners

So you’ve got some delish pork chops or ribs or chicken on the brain. Yum. This barbecue sauce is the ticket for that success. But what to serve with it? Try one or two of these perfect side kicks:

Here's the barbecue sauce recipe -- get cooking!

Sarah W. Caron (aka scaron) is a food writer, editor and blogger who writes about family-friendly foods and raising a healthy family at Sarah’s Cucina Bella.

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