The best, thick bbq sauce recipe ever! If you’ve never had homemade bbq sauce you’re completely missing out and it stores so well in the fridge!
Well, I guess I made homemade BBQ sauce. It happened without me even thinking about it. I was getting ready to make Jack Chicken with Bacon (recipe coming soon) and I thought, heck why not just simmer my own BBQ sauce and see how it turns out. Well, homemade BBQ sauce is awesome sauce. It turned out thick, luscious and smoky which is what I like.
You can totally add a little heat if you want to, but I prefer to stay the chicken that I am and go for sweet and smoky. I had planned to only simmer it for 30-60 minutes, and it was great at both of those points, but then I got distracted when I ran upstairs to change the laundry so it ended up simmering for 2 hours. I’d say I messed up but the flavor was even better and I didn’t have to do a darn thing!
The longer it is simmered the darker and more flavorful it became so it was definitely a good thing that it hung out for a while. And we have kept it jarred up in the fridge for a couple of weeks now and it’s still perfect.
How Long Will BBQ Sauce Keep in the Frig?
Opened BBQ sauce will keep for 6-9 months in the refrigerator.
Is BBQ Sauce Vegetarian?
BBQ sauce is basically just spicy ketchup, which means BBQ sauce is often vegan.
You will want to check the label, as some bbq sauces have honey as one of the ingredients.
Can You Freeze BBQ Sauce?
Yes, BBQ Sauce can be frozen for up to 3 months.
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Homemade BBQ Sauce
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Homemade BBQ Sauce
- 5 Cups ketchup
- 1/2 Cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- 1/3 Cup brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon smoked paprika
- 2 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 Tablespoons honey mustard
- 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 Tablespoon molasses
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- Add all ingredients to a large saucepan over medium heat.
- Stir everything together and bring to a boil.
- Turn down to a low simmer and allow to cook for 30 minutes, up to 3 hours.
- Remove from pan and allow to cool then store in a jar or sealed container.
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