Spicy Homemade BBQ Sauce

An easy sweet and spicy homemade BBQ sauce recipe that works well with all beef, pork, and chicken. You'll also want to print out these cute labels for your jars. These jars would make a great Father's Day gift!

Course Condiment, Sauce
Cuisine American, Barbecue
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 people
Author A Home To Grow Old In


  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar I like white vinegar with beef dishes and apple cider with pork and chicken.
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper coarse
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan.
  2. Simmer until reduced by about 25%, stirring frequently.