Homemade BBQ Sauce

This is another recipe from Hubby’s mom. She likes to make this BBQ sauce to give as gifts and often makes a jar for us when we visit. I figured it was about time to just ask for the recipe so we could make it ourselves. It comes together so quick and easy there’s no reason to buy premade BBQ sauce any more!

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Homemade BBQ Sauce

Yield: 4 jars


4 Tbsp butter
4 cloves garlic
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp celery seed
2/3 cup lemon juice
3 Tbsp vinegar
1/3 cup horseradish
1/3 cup mustard
1 12-oz bottle chili sauce
1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp Tabasco sauce
1 16-oz bottle ketchup


Melt butter in a medium sauce pan.

Stir in remaining ingredients.

Simmer on low for about 15 minutes until sauce thickens. Stir occasionally.

Recipe from Hubby's mom


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7 Responses to “Homemade BBQ Sauce”

  1. #
    nutmegnanny — March 8, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    I love homemade BBQ sauce. I’m partial to my fathers but this one looks great too 🙂

  2. #
    Sook — March 9, 2010 at 3:58 am

    Homemade bbq sauce sounds great! I’ve never attempted to make it at home but it doesn’t look too hard. Thanks for the recipe!

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    mamakrystal — March 9, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    I love homemade BBQ sauce…well homemade everything!!! I love that you photographed it in a mason jar…I’m a sucker for those things!

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    Cindy — March 13, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    This sounds great and I will have to try it. I made BBQ chicken quesadillas for lunch and this would have been great to use for that. Next time I will use this recipe! Thanks for sharing.

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    Ingrid — March 14, 2010 at 2:52 am

    I’ve made homemade BBQ sauce and bottled has nothing on homemade. It’s been a while and BBQ season is here. I’ll have to give your recipe a try.

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    Ashley — October 30, 2010 at 6:35 am

    How long does this last in the fridge?

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    Jen — November 2, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    Ashley – We store our BBQ sauce in the fridge and it has been fine for a few months. It never goes bad before we use it up.

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