Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Blogger Sarah W. Caron from Sarah's Cucina Bella shares a recipe. Out of barbecue sauce? This tasty version can be whipped up in about 30 minutes, and is better than bottled!

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 20

can (6 oz) tomato paste
cup bourbon
tablespoons vinegar
cup packed light brown sugar
tablespoon molasses
teaspoon kosher (coarse) salt
teaspoon ground mustard
teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 In 1-quart saucepan, mix all ingredients. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with whisk, until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; continue cooking and stirring until thickened, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed. Transfer to an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

Expert Tips

For a version without alcohol, use water or chicken broth in place of the bourbon. You may need to adjust the seasonings.

Canning jars are perfect for storing this barbecue sauce.