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Old Fashioned BBQ Sauce

 

In this post I’m sharing how to make an easy Old Fashioned BBQ Sauce with no cooking required.

An easy old fashioned barbecue sauce, ready in minutes. A perfect sauce for meats or a great condiment for serving. We sure do love our barbecue sauces here in the South. It’s the perfect sauce for pulled pork sandwiches, oven baked barbecue chicken or pork chops.

While there are many delicious brands of BBQ sauce that you can find in stores, it’s also really easy to create your own sauce with good old fashioned ingredients.

This would be what most of us would think of as a more traditional style barbecue sauce. I also have a recipe for Carolina Gold sauce on the blog that I absolutely love.

Old Fashioned BBQ Sauce Recipe

Here are the ingredients you’ll need (you can also find this in the printable recipe card further down in the post);

  • 1/2 c Molasses
  • 1 c Ketchup (Heinz recommended)
  • 1/4 c Yellow Mustard
  • 1/4 c White Vinegar
  • 2 tbs Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Hot Sauce, such as Texas Pete 

Combine all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl then transfer to a bottle or storage bowl. Refrigerate up to one month in an airtight container.

 How to Make BBQ Sauce from Scratch

You’ll be rewarded with a delicious sweet and spicy barbecue sauce to use as a finishing sauce, glaze for cooking or dipping chicken tenders.

Easy homemade barbecue sauce

A glass bottle with a lid, like the one you get with salad dressing mix, works well for storing your sauce in the fridge. A mason jar or plastic bowl with a lid would also work well for storage.

 

Southern BBQ Sauce Recipe Molasses

 
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Easy Sauce Recipe

Yield: 1 Bottle of Sauce

Old Fashioned BBQ Sauce

Old Fashioned BBQ Sauce

Easy recipe for old fashioned barbecue sauce - no cooking required.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c Molasses
  • 1 c Ketchup (Heinz recommended)
  • 1/4 c Yellow Mustard
  • 1/4 c White Vinegar
  • 2 tbs Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Hot Sauce, such as Texas Pete

Instructions

  1. Combine all of the ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
  2. Refrigerate up to one month in an airtight container. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

About 25

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 33Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 142mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 0g
 
Sweet and Spicy Old Fashioned BBQ sauce recipe in a glass bottle

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Stacey English

Thursday 15th of April 2021

This sounds delicious! Is there a substitution for the molasses?

Cindy

Saturday 1st of February 2020

Is this sauce thick or thin once mixed together?

Julia Jordan

Sunday 2nd of February 2020

It is the consistency of most barbecue sauces that you'd find in stores. It's not runny and a thicker sauce that pours well.

Miz Helen

Tuesday 14th of March 2017

Your Old Fashioned BBQ Sauce will be fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us real soon!Miz Helen

David C

Monday 13th of March 2017

This looks like a delicious BBQ sauce! I will definitely be trying this.

Julia's Simply Southern

Monday 13th of March 2017

Thank you, David. I hope you enjoy it :)