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Homemade BBQ Sauce

This homemade BBQ Sauce comes together in about 15-20 minutes using ingredients you probably already have on hand. Once they taste this amazing BBQ Sauce, your friends and family will be BEGGING for the recipe. Makes about 1 ½ pints of sauce.
Course Sauce
Cuisine BBQ
Keyword BBQ Sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes


  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp oil or butter for sautéing garlic
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp hot sauce
  • 1 tbsp black pepper fresh, coarsely ground
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar loosely packed
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed, about ½ lemon
  • ½ tsp cayenne (optional)


  • Heat oil or butter in a small saucepan on medium heat. Add garlic and sauté until it just begins to brown, careful not to burn it.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to pan and simmer on medium low heat, stirring occasionally for 10-15 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Serve warm with your favorite chicken, pork or beef.