Spicy BBQ Sauce

Contributor: Tawnie Kroll

My Spicy BBQ Sauce has plenty enough heat for the spicy lovers of the world and a touch of sweet to balance out the spice. Best of all, you control just how spicy it gets.

  • Author: Tawnie Kroll, RDN
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 Tbsp. white vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. Tabasco hot sauce
  • 1 and ½  tsp. chili powder
  • ¾ tsp. cayenne
  • ¾ tsp. garlic salt


  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.