Easy Homemade BBQ Sauce

You may be going off to a BBQ this holiday weekend or just entertaining your family at home. Instead of buying the bottled stuff at the super market why not try this vinegar based sauce. The recipe makes a ton 2 qts so  you can easily halve it.

 My daughter (8 yrs old)  made a batch of this sauce for a father’s day gift. We made a label on the computer and just glued it onto the jar. Add a topper and you have yourself a great hostess gift. Make sure you tell them it lasts in the fridge for 1 month.

I simply tried it over chicken but I am sure it would be great with a pork tenderloin in the crock pot for pulled pork sandwiches. Very tasty and you can add any other ingredients to make it your own. Most of these ingredients you will already have in your pantry.

So surprise your friends, family members or even favorite teachers  with this personalized jar of BBQ Sauce.


  • 1 quart apple cider vinegar

  • 1 (20 ounce) bottle ketchup

  • 1/4 cup paprika

  • 1 pound dark brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup salt

  • 1 tablespoon black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons red pepper flakes

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce

  • 1/2 cup lemon juice


In a large container, mix together the apple cider vinegar, ketchup, paprika, brown sugar, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce and lemon juice. Pour into an empty vinegar bottle, ketchup bottle or other container and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

Recipe adapted from Dave’s Savory BBQ Sauce


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