Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipes

A BBQ just isn't the same without some BBQ sauce. While there may be dozens of BBQ sauces on the market, most of them are made from the same basic ingredients. So, why not use one of our homemade BBQ sauce recipes to make your own?

Homemade BBQ sauce recipes are actually quite simple to make. You do not need any special skills and most of the ingredients are common kitchen items. The best part is that you can add whatever you like to it and customize it to your own taste. Below are a couple of homemade BBQ sauce recipes that are simple to make and taste great.

This first homemade BBQ sauce recipe is for a basic BBQ sauce.

Basic Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe

Simply mix all the ingredients in a bowl and you are done. You can use the BBQ sauce right away but the flavors will mix together better if you the prepare it the night before and let the BBQ sauce stand in the refrigerator over night.

While this sauce tastes great just the way it is, you can look at this recipe as a base and add your own flavors to it. You may find that you end up with a unique homemade BBQ sauce which everyone is going to want the recipe for. You can experiment with it by adding a little bit more of the ingredients you like or by adding additional seasoning like garlic or ginger. You might also try replacing the mustard with dijon mustard or adding some hot sauce to spice things up a bit.

This next homemade BBQ sauce recipe is for those who love smoky flavor.

Smoky Flavored Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe

Use the water to rinse all of chili sauce out of the bottle. After that, simply mix all the ingredients into a bowl and you are done. You can use the BBQ sauce right away but the flavors will mix together better if you prepare it the night before and let the BBQ sauce stand in the refrigerator over night.

If you are not familiar with liquid smoke, you should be able to find it in most grocery stores in the BBQ sauce section. It is almost always used in smoky flavored BBQ sauces and many restaurants use it to give their food a smoky flavor.

This recipe is just great as it is but don't be afraid to make some changes to it, as well. Try using less liquid smoke if you want less smoky flavor or you could try adding additional some spices, like thyme. Another idea would be to use cider vinegar or perhaps soy sauce instead of worcestershire.

You can also try adding honey to either of these recipes to make them sweet. This is especially good if you are going to BBQ pork.

When it comes to making homemade BBQ sauces, you should not be afraid to experiment a little. They are so easy to make that you can simply toss out a bad batch and make a brand new in about 5 minutes.

You might also want to check out our articles on Homemade Marinade Recipes for BBQs, Homemade Marinara Sauce Recipes and Homemade BBQ Rub Recipes.


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!