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An easy homemade bbq sauce that has 6 ingredients and in ready in under 10 minutes.

Easy Homemade BBQ Sauce

Course: Sauces
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Southern Comfort Food
Difficulty: Easy
Number of Ingredients: 6
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 8 (about 1-½ cups)
Calories: 54kcal
Author: Marilyn
A wonderfully easy homemade bbq sauce with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. 6 ingredients and 5 minutes simmering and you have a versatile homemade bbq sauce for chicken and pork ribs.
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  • cup ketchup
  • cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar, paprika, cumin, salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper; heating until simmering. Cook, stirring often, 5 minutes or until flavors are melded and sauce is thickened to your liking.


Sauce can be covered tightly and refrigerated up to 2 weeks or frozen up to 3 months.


Calories: 54kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 475mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 372IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg