Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

I found this recipe after discovering that I was all out of ketchup, which is what I was planning to make my barbecue sauce with. This turned out really good.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook onion and garlic in oil until tender.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook, uncovered 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. If desired, you can add raw chicken to this sauce and let it simmer in the sauce until cooked through. Then shred the chicken and serve on buns for chicken barbecue sandwiches.
Most Helpful

Very nice. Sweetness on the tip of the tongue; heat in the back. It's a keeper. I used this on some country pork ribs baked in the oven. Thanks for sharing.

Sueski May 22, 2014

Excellent! Did not have any liquid smoke but don't think you even need it. Thanks

Havetomakedinner January 25, 2014

What a tasty base for BBQ! My daughter loved the flavors and she added some bacon end at the beginning of the cooking and then ate it with her sisters prior to the sauce going on pork ribs. Delicious! I like being able to tone back the sweetness from ketchup and having it come from the honey instead.

BurkFam February 03, 2013