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Sweet 'n' Tangy Barbecue Sauce

Raven Higheagle


For years I have been thinking of making my own barbecue sauce and just haven’t. It wasn’t that I was intimidated by the process, it’s really very simple, it was more that I loved one particular sauce. My husband and I love the barbecue sauce from Wood Ranch. I even have a cousin that would pack some up and bring it out every time she came to visit!
Recently I decided to try to crack the code and make my own version of this sauce. Let me tell you that was the plan. This sauce ISN”T Wood Ranch barbecue sauce but it was so good that I had to share it with you. My husband absolutely loved it!


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Serves 8
5 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


  • 3 large
    apricots, pit removed, rough chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    apple cider vinegar
  • 2 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/4 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1 tsp
    smoked paprika
  • 2 Tbsp
    mustard powder
  • 2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp

How to Make Sweet 'n' Tangy Barbecue Sauce


  1. Puree the apricots, water and vinegar together.
  2. Strain the puree into a medium sauce pan.
  3. Stir the remaining ingredients into the puree and place over medium heat.
  4. Simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat, cool completely, put into a mason jar and refrigerate until ready to use.

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