Quick & Easy
When making BBQ sauce at home, it’s gotta be quick and easy. BBQ sauce is usually something I buy store-bought. I have my favorites (Johnny Harris & Sweet Baby Rays) and usually only make it at home if I happened to run out. It’s not something I usually calculate into my prep which is why my focus was to make this quick & easy!
There are sooo many different bbq sauces. I love trying all the different ones! The first time I ordered a BBQ sandwich in NC I was like….. they forgot the BBQ sauce… Nope! And now that good ole vinegar base is my all time favorite. But for today, I went with a (mostly) tomato base. I originally put this sauce together for jackfruit, so I wasn’t sure if a vinegar-only base would work well. This is a pretty well-rounded flavor profile, I’d say. My husband says the vinegar stands out a bit too much for him, so if you aren’t a huge vinegar fan you can omit. You will get some vinegar flavor from the ketchup, I just love vinegar! It also has a decent kick to it from the cayenne. Of course, if you aren’t a spice fan you can dial back or eliminate the cayenne pepper!
Quick & Easy BBQ Sauce
- 1/3 Cup Ketchup
- 3 Tbsp Honey Start with 1 and add to desired sweetness.
- 1 Tbsp Vinegar
- 1 Tsp Yellow Mustard
- 1/2 Tsp Smoked Paprika
- 1/2 Tsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 1/4 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
- 1/8 Tsp Sea Salt
- Add all the ingredients in a small saucepan.
- Heat over medium heat, stirring every few minutes.
- Bring down to a simmer until you're ready to add to your favorite dish!
Are you a sauce fan?
I (jokingly) call myself the sauce queen, so I obviously am a huge fan of sauce lol! Let me know if you try this quick & easy recipe! I’d love to hear how you like it. I LOVED it on this vegetarian bbq sandwich!