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homemade bbq sauce

No Ketchup BBQ Sauce

This quick BBQ sauce has half the sugar of commercial barbecue sauce, but doesn't use any ketchup!

Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade barbecue sauce, no ketchup barbecue sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 21 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Yield 2 cups
Calories 312 kcal
Author Andrew


  • 2 cups organic tomato sauce preferably homemade, or jarred
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup blackstrap molasses or maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • pinch cayenne pepper to taste


  1. Whisk all of the ingredients over medium high heat in a saucepan. Boil for 1 minute, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

  2. Pour into a mason jar and allow to cool. Then, seal and store in the fridge. Once opened, it will last about 3-4 weeks. 
    homemade bbq sauce