Make Your Own BBQ Sauce

Thanks to for this great idea! See the original here.

We tried this sauce and it was easy to make and an excellent BBQ sauce. We suggest making extra and storing it in containers so you can enjoy your homemade sauce any time you want it without having to make it fresh.

Don’t forget that part of the joy of making your own food from scratch is that you can customize it any way you like!  Add brown sugar as a sweetener, red pepper flakes for spice, or Adobo peppers for a hot and tasty spice.

Make your own Bourbon Whiskey BBQ Sauce:


  •                             1/2
    onion, minced

  • 4 cloves
    garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup
    bourbon whiskey
  • 1/2 teaspoon
    ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon
  • 2 cups
  • 1/4 cup
    tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup
    cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons
    liquid smoke flavoring
  • 1/4 cup
    Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup
    packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 teaspoon
    hot pepper sauce, or to taste


  1. In a large
    skillet over medium heat, combine the onion, garlic, and whiskey. Simmer
    for 10 minutes, or until onion is translucent. Mix in the ground black
    pepper, salt, ketchup, tomato paste, vinegar, liquid smoke,
    Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, and hot pepper sauce.
  2. Bring to a
    boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 20 minutes. Run sauce
    through a strainer if you prefer a smooth sauce.


We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did. Happy Memorial Day everyone.




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