Best BBQ Sauce

There was a time when we bought BBQ sauce to keep on hand for our occasional cookouts or for the kids to use for chicken nuggets. Bruce makes our BBQ sauce from scratch now. Not only is this BBQ sauce so good, but it doesn’t have all the added things that we really do not need in our food.

The base is a tomato sauce, and we add in vinegar and honey to give it a sweet and tangy taste. Dijon mustard, and molasses gives it a nice depth of flavor. We use mesquite powder for a bold smokiness.

Do your self a flavor, and mix this up and leave it on low and slow on the stove, in the oven or out in your smoker. You won’t be sorry. Hit that 2X button and make a double batch so you have enough for using on dinners and sandwiches through out the week. Make a BBQ chicken pizza using our overnight pizza dough!


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BBQ sauce in a spoon sitting on a mason jar of sauce

Best BBQ Sauce

  • Author: Bruce and Dina Miller
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours and 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 quart of sauce 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: stove top



Ingredients for BBQ Sauce

  • 15 ounce can tomato sauce
  • ½ cup tomato paste
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup molasses
  • ¼ cup worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbls liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • 2 tsp ancho chili powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp mesquite powder


Everyone in the pool! Add all ingredients into a saucepan. Whisk all the ingredients together and heat to a simmer. Simmer for 4 hours. If you have any leftover, keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Keywords: BBQ, Barbecue,


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Hi, we are Bruce and Dina Miller. We love to cook every night. We enjoy making a few healthy dishes, and also comfort food. We love crafting cocktails too! Come take a look, we would love to share our recipes with you.

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