homemade bbq sauce facebookThis recipe is for a simple, fast bbq sauce that we have used on fish, chicken and ribs. We like it best when the meat is of good size and the sauce will be on the grill for a little while. If your meat is small and requires less grill time, I suggest reducing the sauce a little bit more, to meld and concentrate the flavors. This is also great with a splash of liquid smoke if a short grill time is expected. We served ours with some incredible Grilled Peaches.

Homemade Barbecue Sauce

  • 1/2 medium sweet onion - minced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 Tbs. Vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2/3 cup strong coffee (cold brew works well here)
  • dash cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Ketchup
  • 2 Tablespoons mashed peaches (optional, may use additional ketchup)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch
  1. Put oil and onion in a sauce pan and cook over medium heat 3-5 minutes, or until onion is cooked through.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. - Reserve 1 cup sauce in bowl for serving.
  3. Baste remaining sauce over chicken, fish or ribs and light the grill. Grill meat over medium-high heat, basting a few times throughout cooking. Cook until meat is no longer pink and cooked through, turning as needed. Time will vary depending on cut of meat used.
  4. Serve with reserved sauce.

Instructions With Photos:

cutting onions
Put oil and onion in a sauce pan and cook over medium heat 3-5 minutes, or until onion is cooked through.
pouring coffee
add remaining spices
Add all remaining ingredients and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. – Reserve 1 cup sauce in bowl for serving.
homemade barbecue sauce
Baste remaining sauce over chicken, fish or ribs and light the grill. Grill meat over medium-high heat, basting a few times throughout cooking. Cook until meat is no longer pink and cooked through, turning as needed. Time will vary depending on cut of meat used.
grilled chicken
Serve with reserved sauce. {Here is theGRILLED PEACHES SIDE RECIPE!}
barbecue sauce with grilled peaches

Carolyn Ackerman is a wife, mother of 3 and food enthusiast. Her passion for cooking and baking began at the age of 6 when she started making bread for her family. Throughout her life she has expanded her love for food and has even authored best selling recipes for their family business. She also loves coffee and is excited to be supporting Mission Arabica through her culinary passions.

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