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I love BBQ! It’s one of my favorite parts of summer so to save money we make our own Homemade Hickory BBQ Sauce Recipe! We use BBQ and grills out as much as possible in the summers and even more so now that we are on the road traveling. Over the years, I have perfected my own recipe. I made some today and thought I would share! This makes a BIG batch. 4 -5 cups worth. We save it in mason jars and can it or freeze it.
Easy Homemade Hickory BBQ Sauce Recipe
This recipe is amazing over ribs, in BBQ beans, over chicken, and even as pulled pork sandwiches. I make a batch this big to split up and store but mostly because this is the perfect amount for my homemade BBQ Slow Cooker Beans. It’s very easy to make a customize it the way you want. Like a sweeter sauce? Add more sure, like more spice? Add some chili powder. Don’t like the smoky flavor? Skip the liquid smoke. You can add so much to your sauce that’s why it took me so long to get this recipe down! Now that I have mine figured out I want to share it with you, it’s easy and much chaper then buying bottle after bottle at the store!
What You Need
2 cups Ketchup
8 tablespoons homemade brown sugar
8 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
4 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Chili Sauce
4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon mustard powder
1 tablespoon Molasses
Few Dashes of Liquid Smoke (to taste I did 4 or 5 in mine)
How to Make It
In a small saucepan over medium heat, stir together the ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, Chili sauce, garlic powder, mustard powder, Molasses and Liquid Smoke. Bring to a simmer, then remove from heat and allow to cool slightly before brushing on your favorite meat, adding to beans or packaging to store.
Homemade Hickory BBQ Sauce
In a small saucepan over medium heat, stir together the ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, Chili sauce, garlic powder, mustard powder, Molasses and Liquid Smoke.
Bring to a simmer, then remove from heat and allow to cool slightly before brushing on your favorite meat, adding to beans or packaging to store.