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Killer Homemade BBQ Sauce

Homemade BBQ Sauce is the best way to zest up your meal. YUM! Includes freezing instructions.

Yield: 1.5 cups 1x
Prep: 5 minutesCook: 20 minutesTotal: 25 minutes


  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup all-natural ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dried mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

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Make It Now:

  1. In a small mixing bowl, place all ingredients together. Stir with a whisk until well combined.
  2. In a medium sauce pan, bring the mixture to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 15-20 minutes until it thickens.

Freeze For Later: Let the sauce cool completely. Then, pour it into a small freezer bag, mason jar, or freezer container with lid. Seal and freeze. (If using a mason jar, be sure to leave at least 1 inch of headspace at the top.)

Prepare From Frozen: Thaw using one of these safe methods and use according to your recipe.

© Author: Thriving Home
Cuisine: American Method: Stove Top