Rating: 4.49 stars
101 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 67
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3

This is my favorite homemade BBQ sauce. It uses a whole bulb of garlic, and lots of honey.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
32
Yield:
4 cups
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Ingredients

32
Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan over medium low heat, mix together ketchup, garlic, 1 cup of water, hot sauce, honey, molasses, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, salt, Cajun seasoning, paprika, red pepper, white pepper and black pepper. Allow the mixture to simmer approximately 30 minutes.

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  • In a small bowl, dissolve cornstarch in 1 tablespoon of water. Adjust amount of water as needed to fully dissolve cornstarch. Stir into the sauce mixture. Continue simmering approximately 15 minutes.

  • Stir butter into the sauce mixture. Continue simmering mixture approximately 15 more minutes, or until butter is melted and the sauce has begun to thicken. Serve over meats prepared as desired.

Nutrition Facts

61 calories; protein 0.5g; carbohydrates 9.1g; fat 3g; cholesterol 7.6mg; sodium 384.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (86)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2004
Very good I omitted the hot sauce as well as the cornstarch water and butter. I cooked it very slowly and it became thick and sticky the house smelled sooooo.... good. At supper time all that could be heard was mmmmmm lips smacking and fingers being licked (not that I approve of finger licking) but who would want to miss a drop. Now this if finger licking good!!! I had guests for supper and everyone wanted the recipe and my daughter who is a Bulls eyes lover said that this is much better I agree. Read More
(53)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/16/2003
The taste of this sauce is very good, but after adding the butter, it turned way too thick and did not want to stick to the chicken on the grill. Great taste, but omit the butter you don't need it. Read More
(23)
101 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 67
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2004
Very good I omitted the hot sauce as well as the cornstarch water and butter. I cooked it very slowly and it became thick and sticky the house smelled sooooo.... good. At supper time all that could be heard was mmmmmm lips smacking and fingers being licked (not that I approve of finger licking) but who would want to miss a drop. Now this if finger licking good!!! I had guests for supper and everyone wanted the recipe and my daughter who is a Bulls eyes lover said that this is much better I agree. Read More
(53)
Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2006
BRAVO!!! BRAVO!!! You ought to consider changing the name of this sauce to "The Best Dang Barbeque Sauce Ever". We did cut the garlic in half and omitted the butter as a reviewer suggested. We also added a tsp of onion powder and half a tsp of celery seed. Don't be afraid of the Cajun Spice.. you could add more if you want spiceier...but it was just enough for all to enjoy. I will definitely keep this resicpe and pass it along. I have been searching for a good barbexue sauce and this is DEFINITELY it!!! Read More
(36)
Rating: 4 stars
05/02/2004
I made the sauce though I left out the Cajun seasoning because I have small children and it would have made it to hot for them but it still tasted wonderful you could smell it through the whole house. Also following others advice I didn't completely omit the butter I cut it down to a 1/4 cup and made it a thicker sauce like my husband likes....but it is plenty thick without it. Will be making again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/16/2003
The taste of this sauce is very good, but after adding the butter, it turned way too thick and did not want to stick to the chicken on the grill. Great taste, but omit the butter you don't need it. Read More
(23)
Rating: 4 stars
08/05/2009
My wife and I really like this BBQ sauce recipe. It's refreshing to find a recipe that isn't vinegar based without being too sweet. The one change that I make is to follow another's advice and leave out the thickening agents (butter and corn starch). By simply simmering the sauce for an extra hour or so you get the same thickness and save on extras that you don't need. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2004
I absolutely LOVED this barbecue sauce! I made a few slight changes: I only used 2 tsp. of garlic; I didn't have any molasses so I used light corn syrup instead; omitted the Cajun seasoning; used Tabasco Chipotle sauce instead of the hot sauce. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2009
I have prepared this sauce 5 times and my guests never get tired of it. I have personally tested 37 BBQ sauce recipes. This is the best BBQ sauce recipe out there... hands down. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/05/2003
I added 1/8 cup of fresh chopped cherries 1 tsp liquid smoke and 2 TBS of onion flakes. Delicious. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2010
i made this recipe with some drumsticks and chicken wings...sooo delicious!!! I added a tbs of flour to thicken it..and then coated the collection of chicken in a bowl. I saved a 1/4cup for dipping sauce. Read More
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