Skip to main content New<> this month
Get the Allrecipes magazine

Delayed Heat BBQ Sauce

Rated as 3.78 out of 5 Stars

"Starts out sweet, comes back with some heat. You will feel this one on your tongue, not your lips. This recipe started as a simple vinegar based BBQ sauce, but as I got into it I realized I wanted some heat and sweet too. Makes a good marinade with 1/2 the sugar and the addition of 1/3 cup oil."
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.


15 m servings 115
Original recipe yields 10 servings (2 1/2 cups)


{{model.addEditText}} Print

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 115 calories; 1.4 24.7 1.6 0 393 Full nutrition

Explore more


Read all reviews 5
Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive

Just wanted to up my rating to 5*. I made this again since I liked all the ingredients, added some cayenne pepper, marinated for 48 hours, and it was great! Such a nice change from so many mari...

This is way too liquid to be a bbq sauce. It's more of a marinade than anything else. I did manage to make sauce out of it by omitting the water and reducing the cider vinegar to a 1/2 cup. I a...

I added the tomato paste and put over heat as well. Wouldn't have been so sauce-like without. I also added a little dab of hot sauce for an extra kick.

I had high hopes for this recipe. I looking for a homemade BBQ sauce to pair with some Ore-Ida french fries and tater tots. This mixture turned out to be very liquidy and like other reviewers sa...

WOW! I'll be honest, I wasn't terribly impressed with this one at first. Thin, watery...ugh. But I let it simmer for about an hour and it thickened WAY up. Not a thin sauce at all by the tim...