Easy barbecue sauce | Simple bbq sauce recipe | Honey bbq sauce

Simple bbq sauce recipe

This simple BBQ Sauce recipe with a honey bbq sauce base comes together quickly & fuss free.
A simple yet delicious easy barbecue sauce that is packed with flavour.

Easy barbecue sauce | Simple bbq sauce recipe | Honey bbq sauce

Honey bbq sauce Recipe

Chris Girvan-Brown
A simple bbq sauce recipe with no overpowering flavours. Our easy barbecue sauce has a honey bbq sauce base which makes it great for both dipping or basting.

Ideal for smoked meats, pizza, burgers, bbq, seafood or a dip for your fish & chips.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Sauce Recipes: Unleashing the Flavours in Your Kitchen
Cuisine American
Calories 1828 kcal


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  • 1 small red onion minced ¾ cup
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 280 grams tomato paste
  • 2 cans water from empty tomato paste can
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 1 cup honey
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp salt


  • In a small heavy-bottomed saucepan gently heat the olive oil on your stove top.
  • Add the onions and garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes or until the onions start to turn translucent and begin to brown.
  • Add the tomato paste and water and mix through.
  • Allow to come to a boil, then lower the heat to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add the molasses, honey, vinegar, fish sauce, Dijon mustard, and salt and mix through.
  • Bring to the boil, then lower the temperature and simmer for approximately 15 minutes.
  • Cool for at least 1 hour before transferring to an airtight container.
  • Refrigerate.


Simple barbecue sauce Uses

  • Brush your chicken, pork, chops in the final minutes of bbq cooking.
  • Having a mild honey bbq sauce base makes it great as a dipping sauce or topping on virtually any cooked meats.
  • A perfect go to sauce for burgers and pizza.

Simple bbq sauce recipe variations

  • Instead of onions use green pepper
  • Substitute the honey with maple syrup
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