Are you tired of store-bought BBQ sauce that never really hits the spot? Why not try making your own from scratch?

Not only is it easy, but it’s also customizable to your taste preferences. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to make BBQ sauce from scratch with just a few simple ingredients.


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


  1. Combine the ingredients.
  2. In a medium saucepan, whisk together the ketchup, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

  3. Cook the mixture.
  4. Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring the mixture to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 10 minutes until the flavors have melded together.

  5. Cool and store.
  6. Remove the pan from heat and let it cool completely. Transfer the BBQ sauce to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to one month.


  • You can adjust the sweetness or tanginess of your BBQ sauce by adding more or less brown sugar or apple cider vinegar respectively.
  • If you prefer a spicier BBQ sauce, add some cayenne pepper or hot sauce.
  • This recipe makes about one cup of BBQ sauce. Double or triple it as needed for larger batches.


Making BBQ sauce from scratch is a simple process that yields delicious results. With just a few pantry staples, you can whip up your own homemade BBQ sauce that’s sure to impress.

Plus, it’s a great way to customize the flavor to your liking. Give it a try and see how easy it is to make your own BBQ sauce from scratch!