Homemade BBQ Sauce

I love homemade bbq sauce! I mean really I love any bbq sauce, but homemade is definitely best! I dip my french fries in it, kielbasa, and chicken nuggets. Yes I just said chicken nuggets like a little kid. Don’t judge!

What I really love my bbq sauce on is Pulled Pork! Being from Memphis I am very particular about my Que’. Something I am quite vocal about. So when I start to get really Homesick I pull out my Slow Cooker and throw in a Pork Shoulder Roast and whip up a batch of this BBQ Sauce!

One of the best reasons to make your own sauce is that you can control the sugar and sodium. With more and more of our diets becoming over processed and chock full of antibiotics and hormones, I like to control what I can for my family. Making my own rubs and sauces is a great way to make a small change that makes a big difference.

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This sauce is bold and full of flavor. It’s thick and rich and just perfect for any of your barbecuing needs. This would be perfect over chicken legs, ribs, brisket oh and don’t forget the BBQ’d shrimp!

This is easy to whip up and everyone will be amazed at your abilities to outshine any bottle out there!

I know that most people are thinking that grilling season might be winding down. But we have a few months left of fun Tailgating and Football Parties to go.

So don’t close up that grill right away. Keep it going through the first snow and you will be so glad that you did when you make this sauce.


  • 3/4 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of ketchup
  • 1/4 cup of worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup of chili sauce
  • 1 tbsp of brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp of concentrated tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp of dried minced onion
  • 1/2 tsp of smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp of cumin
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes


  • place all ingredients in a medium sauce pan and slowly bring to a boil over medium high heat
  • stir frequently
  • reduce heat and let simmer for 5-10 minutes or until it becomes thick and clings to the back of a spoon
  • remove from heat
  • using an immersion blender combine sauce till smooth
  • pour into a mason jar or some other airtight container
  • let cool
  • place jar lid on and then put in fridge
  • this will keep in fridge for 2 weeks
  • Enjoy
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