Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

Have you seen the ingredients list on the back of commercially-produced BBQ sauce? High-fructose corn syrup seems to be in each and every one, and many of the other ingredients would need a chemical engineer to figure out. Solution? Make your own!!! We loved this homemade sauce slathered on chicken parts and ribs that we baked in the oven. Generously brush on the sauce for the last few minutes of baking to get it caramelized and serve more at table-side.


  1. Put all sauce ingredients EXCEPT FOR maple syrup in medium saucepan . Bring to a gentle boil over medium-low heat for 25-30 minutes, or until reduced by half. Whisk occasionally. Stir in maple syrup. Can be prepared ahead. Store in refrigerator.
Most Helpful

I really enjoyed this quick and easy to make BBQ Sauce. It was thick, rich, smooth and velvety. The sauce had a lovely dark, robust, hot and spicy flavor. I served it with Steak and drizzled over Jerked Pork Tenderloin it was delicious. It coats really well. Great use of contest ingredients, Good Luck in the Contest.

Baby Kato March 02, 2013

Great BBQ sauce! Super flavor and easy to make. I used it on grilled chicken. Since I really enjoy making my own sauces I know I'll make this one often. Thanks for sharing and Good Luck in the contest.

CJAY March 02, 2013

I LOVED this. It was so easy to make and delicious. It also lasted me two weeks in the fridge so I got to use it on a few things as well as for the BBQ sauce in a calzone recipe found on here.

Satyne March 01, 2013