Honey BBQ Sauce

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Honey BBQ Sauce is the best combination of sweet and tangy and a perfect addition to your summertime festivities!

Honey BBQ SaucePrep time: 5 minutesCook time: 30 minutesYields: 3 cups

If there’s one thing you need to stop buying at the grocery store during your weekly trips, it’s bbq sauce. Leave it off your list next time you go and make your own.

Homemade bbq sauce has less sodium, sugar and additives and it really is so simple to make.

Honey bbq sauce doesn’t contain fancy ingredients either – any cook can make this sauce. All it involves is some ketchup, honey (of course), apple cider vinegar and some seasonings. It gets cooked down in a saucepan to the perfect thickness you’ll need for chicken, steak, pork chops, etc. You’ll actually want to put it on everything. Maybe even drink it. (For real! Check out this list of ways to use leftover bbq sauce. It includes an adult beverage.)

Plus, every barbecue requires a great sauce, and this one checks all the boxes. It’s tasty, easy to make and sweet and savory. Your family and friends will be licking their plates clean with this one – so you might want to make a double batch!

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Honey BBQ Sauce

Honey BBQ Sauce is the best combination of sweet and tangy and a perfect addition to your summertime festivities!
  • Author: Tawnie Kroll, RDN
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 3/4 cup filtered water
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 Tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. pepper

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a saucepan on the stove over medium heat. Bring to a boil and then lower to a simmer until sauce thickens, about 30 minutes. Be sure to whisk periodically so sauce doesn’t stick to pan.

Honey BBQ Sauce is the best combination of sweet and tangy and a perfect addition to your summertime festivities!

Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Thanks for supporting The Cookful!

Honey BBQ Sauce is the best combination of sweet and tangy and a perfect addition to your summertime festivities!

Tawnie Kroll

Tawnie Kroll is a California based food blogger and healthy recipe developer. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a lover of cooking and baking! Follow her blog for recipes, healthy living tips and practical scientific evidenced-based advice to help you improve your health and well being.