Are you a fan of barbecued ribs? Do you crave that smoky, tangy flavor that only a good BBQ sauce can provide? If so, then it’s time to learn how to make your own BBQ sauce for ribs.

Making your own BBQ sauce may seem intimidating, but with the right ingredients and a little bit of know-how, you can create a delicious sauce that will blow your taste buds away.


– 1 cup ketchup
– 1/2 cup brown sugar
– 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
– 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
– 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
– 1 teaspoon garlic powder
– 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
– Salt and pepper to taste


1. In a medium-sized bowl, combine all the ingredients and stir until well combined.

2. Once combined, transfer the mixture to a small saucepan and place it over medium heat.

3. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for about 10 minutes while stirring occasionally.

4. Remove the pan from heat once the mixture has thickened slightly.

5. Let the mixture cool down for a few minutes before using it as a marinade or dipping sauce for your ribs.


If you want to add some extra flavor or spice to your BBQ sauce, consider some of these variations:

Honey BBQ Sauce:

Add 2 tablespoons of honey to the recipe above for a sweeter version of the classic BBQ sauce.

Spicy BBQ Sauce:

Add ½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper or crushed red pepper flakes for some extra heat in your BBQ sauce.

Smoky BBQ Sauce:

Add 1 tablespoon of liquid smoke for that authentic smoky flavor in your homemade BBQ sauce.

  • Tip:
  • For best results, let your ribs marinate in the BBQ sauce for at least an hour before grilling or baking them. This will give the flavors a chance to meld together and create a more delicious end result.

Now that you know how to make your own BBQ sauce for ribs, it’s time to get cooking! Whether you’re grilling up some baby back ribs or slow-cooking some spare ribs in the oven, this homemade BBQ sauce will take your dish to the next level. Enjoy!