Recipes for Honey-BBQ Dipping Sauce

Honey and barbecue is one of those magical combinations that never seems to go out of style. Sweet and tangy combine to create an almost heavenly experience for the taste buds. This is actually common theme in many varieties of cooking, particularly BBQ and Chinese cooking.

Of course, there are more variations of barbecue sauce (for cooking) with honey included in them than you can shake a stick at. But, a surprisingly overlooked area is recipes for honey bbq dipping sauces. It's no secret; I love BBQ and I eat it with just about everything. So, I decided to add a couple of my favorite recipes for honey bbq dipping sauce. You can use these with lots of different foods but the one that really springs to mind is fried chicken strips. But, don't be shy. try them with everything!

Easy Honey BBQ Dipping Sauce

3 tbsp of Ketchup
1 tbsp of Hot Sweet Chili Sauce (check the Asian spices section of the grocery store)
2 tbsp of Honey
1 tbsp of Fresh Ginger
4 tbsp of Rice Vinegar

To Make the Dipping Sauce:
Simply combine the ingredients in a small bowl. Refrigerate it for an hour or two before serving.

Note: If you can't find hot sweet chili sauce, you can substitute it with chili paste (sambal oelek) and some extra honey, to taste.

Sweet and Tangy Honey BBQ Dipping Sauce

1 cup of Honey
1/4 cup of Molasses
3 tbsp of Ketchup
1/8 tsp of Cinnamon (ground)
1/8 tsp of Black Pepper (ground)
1/4 tsp of Salt
1/4 cup A-1 Steak Sauce
1 1/2 cups of Brown Sugar

To Make the Dipping Sauce:
Combine all of the ingredients in a small sauce pan and bring to a simmer. Allow it to simmer for about 5 minutes then remove from the heat. Serve it warm or allow it cool and place it in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve it.

Note: You can also use this recipe to cook with. In those cases, you can forgo cooking the sauce. Simply combine the ingredients and baste the meat thoroughly before cooking it.

These are probably my two favorite honey and bbq dipping sauce recipes; simple, yet delicious. I hope you enjoy them as well. If you want to spice things up a bit, try adding a little bit (less than a teaspoon) of liquid smoke to either recipe.

A Quick BBQ Fact:

Did you know there are six different ways to spell barbecue in the english language? BBQ, Bar-BQ, Bar-B-Cue, Bar-B-Que, Barbeque and Barbecue. That's a lot of BBQs!