Barbeque Sauce Recipes:
My favorite homemade barbeque sauce!

Once you've tried homemade barbeque sauce recipes, you'll never go back to store-bought!

barbeque sauce

This is the only barbeque sauce I use. It's quick and easy to make, it tastes wonderful, and of course it's more economical and healthier than bottled sauces.

I use this on beef, on chicken, on pork, and in bean dishes.

Stored in the fridge, this sauce will keep for about 2 weeks.

Check that you have these staples at home

  • in the cupboard

    • tamari
    • cider vinegar
    • tomato paste
    • molasses
    • garlic
    • dried thyme
    • pepper

  • in the fridge or freezer

    • onions
    • orange juice

Get out your equipment

  • Essential

    • a blender
    • a can opener
    • a cutting board and sharp knife
    • a small saucepan
    • a wooden spoon or other stirring spoon
    • a container with a tight-fitting lid

  • Nice to have but not necessary

    • a spatula
    • measuring cups and spoons (You can just estimate if you don't have them.)
    • a garlic press (If not, mince the garlic with a sharp knife.)

    The recipe

    1/2 cup/125 mL chopped onions

    1/2 cup/125 mL orange juice

    1/4 cup/60 mL tamari

    1/4 cup/60 mL cider vinegar

    1/4 cup/60 mL tomato paste

    2 Tbsp/30 mL molasses

    2 cloves garlic, crushed

    1/2 tsp/2 mL dried thyme

    1/2 tsp/2 mL pepper

    Put all ingredients into the blender container.
    Blend until smooth.

    Transfer the sauce to a saucepan.
    Simmer, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes, or until a bit thickened.

    Let cool.
    Pour into a container.
    Seal tightly and refrigerate.


    • Use soy sauce in place of the tamari.

    • Use another type of vinegar instead of cider vinegar.

    • Use maple syrup or honey instead of molasses.

    Ideas for making this recipe your own

    • Add your own choice of spices. How about oregano instead of thyme? Or some dried mustard? Cayenne? Paprika?

    • Spice up your sauce by adding some Worcestershire sauce, or a bit of hot sauce, or some minced chili peppers or red pepper flakes.


    • Use a spatula to scrape every drop of this tasty sauce from the blender container.

    • Molasses is messy! I store the molasses container on top of a pie plate in the cupboard. It always drips.

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