18 Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipes

There’s something so special about a homemade barbecue sauce. Whether you like it tangy, fruity, zippy or smooth, you can make a perfect BBQ sauce that your taste buds will go crazy for. Here are 18 homemade BBQ sauces that you’re going to love slathering on chicken, pork, ribs and more!

Roasted Strawberry BBQ Sauce

Roasted Strawberry BBQ Sauce

“I have to say that this roasted strawberry BBQ sauce is addictively good! The strawberry flavours shine through and it has a really nice balance of sweet, spicy, tart and salty and lets not forget those sultry smoky undertones.” - Kevin
Southern Peach, Vidalia Onion & Bourbon BBQ Sauce

Southern Peach, Vidalia Onion & Bourbon BBQ Sauce

“Excellent BBQ sauce recipe! You can use it with any grilled meat or vegetable- its sweet, spicy flavor is fantastic! This is my new ‘go to’ BBQ sauce!” - Barbara
Coca-Cola BBQ Sauce

Coca-Cola BBQ Sauce

“This recipe is one of my favorites, though. It’s tangy with just a little bite. It’s also got a great sweetness thanks to the secret ingredient – Coca-Cola.” - Stacey
Alabama White Barbecue Sauce

Alabama White Barbecue Sauce

“This is truly a regional thing, but also a regional requirement. EVERY BBQ restaurant in North Alabama features white bbq sauce on their menu, their meats, and their tables and North Alabamians eat it with everything from french fries to bread to chicken and ribs. This unique, tangy flavor is the perfect compliment to just about everything.” - Christy
Bourbon Whiskey BBQ Sauce Recipe

Bourbon Whiskey BBQ Sauce Recipe

“Bourbon Whiskey BBQ Sauce is a sweet and smoky barbecue sauce made richer and more complex with bourbon. Bourbon gives this barbecue sauce a depth of flavor that compliments pork and other smoked meats.” - Paula
Sweet and Tangy BBQ Sauce

Sweet and Tangy BBQ Sauce

“This sauce has everything in it to make a great sauce...it put my smoked pork butt over the top.” - Susan
Blackberry BBQ Sauce

Blackberry BBQ Sauce

“I've used this delicious sauce on things from ribs to meatballs. It's so good...so easy to make as well...if you like spicier, add some red pepper flakes or Sriracha sauce.” - Cassie
South Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce

South Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce

“For a change of pace, try this traditional South Carolina BBQ sauce. My family loves it, especially with pulled pork. DELICIOUS! Its also a great dip or sandwich spread. You can freeze, refrigerate or can it. If you like a thicker sauce, simply simmer it longer.” - Tess
Mama's Barbeque Sauce

Mama's Barbeque Sauce

“My mother always used this recipe for her ribs and chicken. It was always wonderful and always got rave reviews. I never remember a time she made bar-b-que ribs and chicken that she used bottled sauce. She always made her own sauce and we loved it!” - Karen
Basic Low Sodium Barbecue Sauce

Basic Low Sodium Barbecue Sauce

“Made this on Sunday while my granddaughter was napping. OMG it is amazing. Smeared it all over our ribs that hubby was smoking. Great recipe my friend!” - Dana
Shredded Beef Brisket in a Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Shredded Beef Brisket in a Homemade Barbecue Sauce

“This recipe incorporates a good homemade tangy sauce (vinegar) that balances well with the other ingredients (orange juice, honey, sugar) to produce a lip-smacking sauce.” - Andy
Mama's Delicious BBQ Sauce

Mama's Delicious BBQ Sauce

“Who doesn't love BBQ sauce? It goes with everything that says ‘Summer!’ And with summer peeking through, I thought I'd share this! I also used this delicious sauce to make my BBQ roast beef for sandwiches today :)” - Megan
Smokr's Homemade bar-b-q Sauce

Smokr's Homemade bar-b-q Sauce

“If you think you've had good BBQ sauce, well, try this and you may just change your mind. And, when you prepare it, somehow it's just better.” - Raphe
DELISH Rhubarb BBQ Sauce

DELISH Rhubarb BBQ Sauce

“This sauce is sooo good...you could eat with crackers...seriously!!! But on chicken, pork, brats, hot dogs, etc...its most Delish! I have not tried it on beef yet, other than all beef hot dogs.” - Wendy
Dad's BBQ Sauce

Dad's BBQ Sauce

“My husband loves to experiment in the kitchen with a few things. BBQ is one of them. I finally got him to measure and write down his recipe for homemade BBQ sauce.” - Fran
Elmer's Bar-B-Que Sauce

Elmer's Bar-B-Que Sauce

“My daddy was the best outdoor bar-b-que cook I knew. When it came to chicken or ribs on the grill, he was the king. He often cooked out on a job site and invite the people he did business with to eat. This is his recipe I learned by his side to make. He was a cook in the army during WW2 and he learned how texas barbeque was better than ours. Down here the vinegar based sauce is more commonly used but he made his with the ketchup base. I would have July 4th gatherings at my house and he would make the sauce. The last year I did this he came and said I needed to learn how. So glad I did.” - Jamie
No Fuss BBQ Sauce

No Fuss BBQ Sauce

“this is one of my very favorite all purpose Bbq sauces. Such a wonderful flavor, I usually spice it up some as well, with hot pepper flakes or cayenne pepper. So easy to throw together, and the ingredients are what most people have in their pantry.” - Cassie
Bar-B-Q Sauce

Bar-B-Q Sauce

“I know everybody has their favorite BBQ sauce, but this one is really good on ribs, chicken, pork chops, etc. and is very easy to make and easy to double, triple, etc. I received this recipe from a good friend and have used it often. I think maybe the combination and amt. of the ingredients together is really the key to this.” - Donna