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The Best Homemade BBQ Sauce

Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 3 cups
Calories: 1069kcal
Author: Shinee
Easy, customizable and quick, this homemade bbq sauce recipe is the winner! And there're endless ways you can flavor this basic version.
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  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or canola oil
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 2 garlic cloves pressed
  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) water
  • 1/4 cup (50g) brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium high heat and add onion and garlic. Sauté for 3-4 minutes, or until softened.
  • Stir in spices and cook for a minute or so, until fragrant.
  • Add ketchup, water, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar and Worcestershire sauce. Bring it to a boil. Then reduce heat to medium low and simmer the sauce for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.


Store in airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 months.


Serving: 1batch | Calories: 1069kcal | Carbohydrates: 193g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 4566mg | Potassium: 1974mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 162g | Vitamin A: 4800IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 190mg | Iron: 5mg