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BBQ Sauce

This homemade whiskey BBQ Sauce will have you saying yee haw! Smoky, bold, tangy, sweet; this sauce has it all. Toss the ingredients in a saucepan, let them get to know each other and voila. You have a homemade BBQ sauce with practically no effort!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bbq sauce, whiskey bbq sauce
Servings: 8
Calories: 103kcal



  • Stir: Add all the ingredients to a saucepan and stir well to combine. Bring the mixture to a bubble over medium heat, then reduce the heat to a simmer.
  • Simmer: Let the sauce cook for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened.


  1. Keep your BBQ sauce in an airtight container or jar for 7-10 days. Make sure the BBQ sauce has fully cooled down to room temperature before storing. You can use this sauce in place of regular BBQ sauce in any recipes, for dipping, or brushed over meats when grilling.
  2. Nutritional information is per 1/4 cup.


Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 457mg | Potassium: 195mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 231IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg