The Best Classic BBQ Sauce recipe ever! Not too sweet, not too spicy and guaranteed to please every time.
It goes well on anything that comes off the barbecue, your hamburger, on top of a pizza and is also great for smoked meats.

Yield: Yield: 250 ml

How To Make Classic BBQ Sauce

classic barbecue sauce recipe

How To Make Classic BBQ Sauce from scratch
This classic bbq sauce recipe creates a well balanced, rich & smooth sauce with some sweet, a bit of heat and just a touch of smoky flavour.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes


  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste (30 ml)
  • 1 Tbsp white vinegar (15 ml)
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce (15 ml)
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce (5 ml)
  • 1 dash hot Tabasco sauce
  • 1 Tbsp honey (15 ml)
  • 1 Tbsp dark brown sugar (15 ml)
  • 1 Tbsp molasses (15 ml)
  • 1 tsp mustard powder (5 ml)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder (5 ml)
  • 1 tsp onion powder (5 ml)
  • 1 tsp salt (5 ml)
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs (5 ml)
  • ½ cup water (125 ml)


  1. Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan.
  2. Whisk thoroughly or combine with a hand-held blender to ensure there are no lumps.
  3. Simmer over low heat while stirring frequently for 1 hour (this pasteurizes the sauce).
  4. Cool for at least 1 hour before transferring to an airtight container.
  5. Refrigerate.


Store for up to 1 month in the refrigerator.

Classic BBQ Sauce Uses

  • Brush this flavourful barbecue sauce onto chicken, steaks, ribs, lamb chops or pork chops for the last few minutes on the barbecue or in the pan.
  • Classic BBQ Sauce is delicious as a dip for your chips, a topping for your burger or a marinade for your meat.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving:Calories: 236Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 3316mgCarbohydrates: 56gFibre: 2gSugar: 48gProtein: 4g

Shane Lowry

Shane Lowry is the author of Good Food To Eat, a website that provides recipes and cooking help.He is a home cook who enjoys sharing his passion for food with others. Lowry’s mother is a chef, and she taught him the basics of cooking and baking when he was young.He also has experience running a catering business with his wife, specializing in finger foods and full meals for people with dietary restrictions such as gluten-free, vegan, and low-carb.Through his various cooking experiences, Lowry has learned what makes a great recipe: simple to follow, yet delicious and satisfying. That’s why he focuses on creating step-by-step recipes that are easy for anyone to make, regardless of their cooking skills.


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