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I have tried SO many different ways and spices and tweaking and have finally come up with this BBQ Sauce recipe, which we have found to be our favorite. It can also be adjusted to make it sweeter or spicier, whichever your taste buds direct you. It’s easy and you can store it in the fridge for many weeks. I put mine in a squeeze bottle and the rest in a jar to have on hand whenever we want bar-be-que sauce. Enjoy!

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Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Total Time: 35 Minutes
Servings: About 3 1/2 cups


  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 Tbsp light brown sugar (or more if you want it sweeter)
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar (or more if you want is sweeter)
  • 2 Tbsp coarsely ground black pepper (or less if you don't want it so spicy)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground mustard


  1. In a medium saucepan combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to simmer. Simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring frequently, until mixture has thickened slightly. Store in a jar in the refrigerator. Will keep for several weeks.

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