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Homemade BBQ Sauce

Ditch the store bought bottle of BBQ sauce. You can quickly make up your own homemade BBQ sauce that is perfect for all your summer grilling.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup raw cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp dry mustard
  • 1-2 tsp liquid smoke (optional)


  • Combine all ingredients in sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium but continue to keep a light boil to blend flavors and reduce sauce to desired thickness. Sauce will thicken as it cools. May take approx 30-60 min to reduce.
  • If you want to make sauce thicken faster, you may thicken with a bit of cornstarch. combine 2 Tbs cornstarch with 2 Tbsp water and mix into pasty water. Stir into sauce to thicken.