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Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Homemade Barbecue Sauce
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 20
Why buy bottled when our full-flavored bourbon-infused homemade barbecue sauce can be made in just 30 minutes?
By Sarah Caron
Updated June 17, 2011


  • 1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 teaspoon kosher (coarse) salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 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.

  • 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.

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