4.8 from 10 votes

Easy Homemade BBQ Sauce

Whip up this homemade sauce in no time. It’s way better than the bottled version and much healthier. You can even add more sweet or tang to meet your BBQ sauce desires. My newfound favorite snack is dipping fresh, crisp fries into this sauce. Get out a bowl and pile it on, cowboy!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 cups
Author Mary Ellen



  1. Put the tomato paste, broth, maple syrup, molasses, vinegar, liquid smoke, chili powder, salt and garlic powder in a bowl and mix well until smooth.

Recipe Notes

People have many different opinions when it comes to the kind of BBQ sauce they like. If you fall in the spicy camp, then add more chili powder ¼ teaspoon at a time to get the level of spice you like. If you are in the sweet camp, add more maple syrup ¼ teaspoon at a time until you get the sweetness you like. But if you are in the tangy camp, add more vinegar. teaspoon at a time until you get the tang you like. This is a good middle-of-the road BBQ sauce, the perfect average mix of sweet, spicy and tangy, according to what I like and the opinions of those who’ve tried it.