Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

A versatile barbecue sauce - sweet and spicy. Kind of like magic -- anything I prepare with this sauce disappears! It's a hit with all ages. I've started preparing it with Xylitol, also known as birch sugar, instead of sugar, and it works just great, plus it's easier on blood sugar levels.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine ingredients, bring to a boil and simmer over low heat for 5 minutes.
  2. Use this as a basting sauce for barbecue, or combine with chopped or shredded beef, chicken or pork, and simmer until heated throughout and flavor is well through the meat.
  3. If you want to make up a batch of this to keep in the freezer, leave out the water, and it will not freeze solid. You can take out the container and just scoop out however much you need. I sometimes make it up by the gallon just to have it on hand for easy meals.
Most Helpful

5 5

I didn't have any bottled barbecue sauce so I decided to try this recipe. I'm very happy to find a recipe that uses common ingredients that you can easily find in your pantry. This sauce was so easy to make and tasted better than store bought sauce. What a great idea to make a big batch and freeze it. I didn't have any fresh garlic so I substituted 1/8 tsp of garlic powder and it still turned out great. Used the honey and I didn't have to add much water. Thanks for such an easy, tasty recipe.

5 5

Added hickory smoke liquid, used maple syrup instead of honey or sugar, used dijon mustard. Tasted excellent! Will not buy store brands anymore. Thanks!

5 5

This BBQ sauce is yummy. ThatBobbieGirl made some for me. I thought she spent hours making it. Apparently it's much easier than I thought!