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.

Yield: Yield: 1 litre

Honey bbq sauce Recipe

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

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.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 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


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



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving:Calories: 1828Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4391mgCarbohydrates: 410gFibre: 15gSugar: 381gProtein: 17g

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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