If you’re an avid BBQ enthusiast, you know the importance of a good glaze. It’s the perfect finishing touch that can take your meat from ordinary to extraordinary. In this article, we’ll be discussing how to make a glaze for BBQ sauce that is sure to impress your family and friends.

What is a Glaze?

A glaze is a sweet and sticky sauce that is applied to meat towards the end of cooking. It adds flavor and helps caramelize the outside of the meat, resulting in a beautiful golden brown color and a mouth-watering taste.


To make a glaze for BBQ sauce, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup of ketchup
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Follow these simple steps to make your own delicious BBQ sauce glaze:

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together ketchup, brown sugar, honey, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, garlic powder, salt, and pepper until well combined.
  2. Mixing ingredients in bowl

    Note: You can adjust the sweetness or tanginess by adding more or less brown sugar or apple cider vinegar.

  3. Pour the mixture into a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Once it starts boiling, reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes until it thickens.
  4. Pouring mixture into saucepan

    Note: Stir occasionally to prevent the glaze from burning or sticking to the bottom of the pan.

  5. Remove from heat and let it cool for a few minutes before using. Brush the glaze onto your meat during the last 5-10 minutes of cooking, depending on how thick you want the glaze to be.
  6. Brushing glaze onto ribs

    Note: You can also use this glaze as a dipping sauce or marinade.


Making a homemade BBQ sauce glaze is easier than you think, and it’s a great way to add flavor and depth to your meat dishes. With just a few ingredients and simple steps, you can create your own delicious glaze that will have everyone coming back for seconds. So go ahead and give it a try – your taste buds will thank you!