Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Summer is here! Homemade Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Summer is here! This season brings with it activities and foods we all enjoy. Here in northeast Ohio, grilling kicks into high gear by Memorial Day as we enjoy the outdoors as much as possible before soup season comes around again in the fall.

I love picnics and patio meals, but I also want to keep my summer menu simple. And healthy. That’s where this homemade barbecue sauce comes in handy. It is made with easy ingredients and done in 5 minutes. And using honey as the sweetener instead of corn syrup is an added healthy bonus. (Hint: don’t skip the liquid smoke! If you have never used liquid smoke before, you will be amazed at the flavor just a small amount will add to this recipe and others!)

I keep a jar of this barbecue sauce in my fridge all the time now. Even in the winter we will flavor our chicken or burgers with a bit of this sauce. That sweet taste of summer during the cold months is a treat. Give this recipe a try-you won’t be disappointed!

Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Recipe: Homemade Barbecue Sauce

1 cup ketchup
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup honey
¼ cup spicy brown mustard
2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 ½ tsp liquid smoke

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir until thoroughly mixed. Serve over grilled ribs or other favorite meats. Store in refrigerator.

(adapted from a recipe by Quick Cooking)

Debbie Ashley

Hello! I’m Debbie — Lover of Jesus, Pastor’s Wife, Mom, Encourager, Hobby Gardener and passionate about the simple pleasures of life.

Search the Blog



New Release

Faith Unhindered by Debbie Ashley Finding the freedom to trust God completely