I came up with this recipe via trial and error after running out of barbecue sauce one too many times. Now my family will not have any other kind. I make it in double batches and store it in a mason jar in the refrigerator. It can be canned for longer storage. You can add chopped garlic and less hot sauce, if desired.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir ketchup, brown sugar, onion, teriyaki sauce, hot sauce, and liquid smoke together in a bowl until sauce is well combined. Transfer sauce to a jar and refrigerate until flavors blend, 8 hours to overnight.

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Cook's Note:

You can substitute 1 tablespoon onion powder for the chopped onion, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

98 calories; protein 1.2g; carbohydrates 23.2g; fat 0.7g; sodium 868.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2017
Omg thank you so much for sharing this recipe. My heart dropped when I got home from the store and realized that I didn't buy BBQ sauce for the sliced brisket I got. I was out! You saved the day. I was almost out of ketchup so I only made half of a batch. I didn't have the privilege of waiting 8 hours so I simmered it for a couple min to blend flavors. It was delicious. Read More
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15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2017
Omg thank you so much for sharing this recipe. My heart dropped when I got home from the store and realized that I didn't buy BBQ sauce for the sliced brisket I got. I was out! You saved the day. I was almost out of ketchup so I only made half of a batch. I didn't have the privilege of waiting 8 hours so I simmered it for a couple min to blend flavors. It was delicious. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
08/13/2017
This is a great base. I would give it five, but as is there is WAY too much sugar. I reduced to a 1/4 cup and it was still pretty sweet. I am glad that I didn't put the whole amount and trusted my gut to start small. I also tried it again with about a TB Dijon mustard and a clove or two (1 tsp granulated) of crushed garlic. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2019
Awesome sauce! I use this recipe all the time but the best version I’ve made has 1/4 cup of Hickory Smoked Maple Syrup (real) instead of the 3/4 cup of brown sugar. Also, if I use the sugar I cut it in half. I use Heinz ketchup which is already pretty sweet. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2016
Wow so glad I found this recipe.Super easy and you can tweak this and that to your preference.Sauce is awesome just the way it is but I did cut back on the sugar but then again that is a personal preference.Thanks for the recipe. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
06/03/2018
I don’t normally enjoy barbecue sauces that are sweet, but I found this one to be a really solid and versatile base. I took others’ recommendations about cutting the sugar back. I also had to improvise a bit on the Asian notes, using soy sauce instead of teriyaki because that’s what I had on hand. (Probably a good move, to further cut the sugar content for me.) I also added some garlic and smoked paprika. It is spicy and delicious. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2018
Cut the sugar to 1/4 cup and add a tablespoon of Dijon mustard. This is better than any store bbq sauce you can buy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2016
3.2.16 I cut the brown sugar back to 1/4 cup (personal taste preference) and didn't use the liquid smoke (flavor we don't care for). For the hot sauce, I split it between Sriracha® and Frank's, which was just about spot on for us. I like the little bit of the Asian flavor from the teriyaki sauce and that little kick you get from the hot sauce. Used this as a basting sauce on some grilled boneless/skinless thighs, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Joyce, thanks for sharing, this sauce has a lot of possibilities. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2016
All things good in life! I had different flavored ketchups and combined them into the amount of ketchup required. Absolutely delicious. Took leftovers added currant jelly and cooked lil smokies for football snacks. Winner! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2018
We used dried onion garlic from a jar tapatilla hot sauce mesquite flavor Hoisen garlic sauce and omitted the fresh onion a few other things Read More
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