Simple 30 Minute Barbecue Sauce

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths-Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x


Quick, easy, and perfect for a party! This homemade barbecue sauce recipe takes about 20 minutes to put together and go great will all your sandwiches, pulled pork, and more!



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 of a small onion, finely chopped (about 1/3 cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 4 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon spicy brown mustard
  • 1 teaspoon chili paste (optional if your BBQ sauce a little spicy)


  1. In a medium sauce pan over medium-low heat cook the onion and garlic in the olive oil until the onion softens, about 5 minutes. Take care not to burn the onions and garlic and stir often. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir to combine. Simmer over low heat for 20 minutes.
  2. The onion and garlic will still be about the size you cut them into. If you don’t mind a chunky BBQ sauce then you are ready to use your homemade sauce. If you like it smoother (which I prefer) let the BBQ sauce cool for 10-15 minutes, carefully place it in a blender jar and process until smooth.
  3. The barbecue sauce can be used right away or refrigerated until you are need it. This will last about 2 weeks in the fridge.

  • Category: Side
  • Method: Stove-Top
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 206
  • Sugar: 42g
  • Sodium: 571.8mg
  • Fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 46.7g
  • Protein: 0.4g

Keywords: Homemade, Barbeque Sauce, 30 Minutes

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x