Spicy Orange BBQ Sauce

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by tornadoes three

Tangy and sweet, this sauce is a great compliment for grilled chicken or ribs. The longer you let it simmer, the spicier it will taste. The trick to this sauce is to start with the basic ingredients and then gradually add more of your favorite spice until you reach YOUR desired taste. I like it spicy but you might prefer it sweet. Be careful with the orange zest because it will overwhelm the other flavors if you use to much.

Top Review by Koriander

I made this late at night and read "1 small orange, zest of" and away I went zesting the entire orange. Needless to say, the sauce had an overpowering orange flavor! This weekend we experiemented with 4 new bbq sauces; this being one. I was skeptical about the outcome and placed it at # 4 favorite. BBQing brought out the best in the sauce and enhanced the orange flavor, propelling it to the #1 slot, our favorite sauce of the weekend. Next time I plan to use less orange zest but this is one instance where a mistake turned out great!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a med. saucepan over med. heat. Simmer Ketchup, honey, sugar and butter.
  2. Stir constantly until butter is completely melted - Do not boil!
  3. Add other ingredients- simmer 10 minutes and taste.
  4. Gradually add additional seasoning until desired flavor is reached. (ie. Spicier- more pepper, sweeter- more honey.)
  6. When adding ingredients do not exceed 1/8 teaspoons at a time. After you add, let it simmer for at least five minutes This will bring the flavors and give you a more honest taste.
  7. Also if you boil it you'll most likely burn it, so stir constantly.

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