Simple Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Happy New Month. It’s unbelievable how fast this year has gone by. I had several plans for the blog which I’m yet to implement, however I am geared up to pick up where I left off. For the longest time I have wanted to share my simple homemade barbecue sauce recipe but whenever I took the photos I never seemed to be satisfied with the outcome. Finally, I managed to somewhat take decent photos so today I can share the recipe.


I enjoy making my own barbecue sauce and good thing with just a handful of ingredients it’s ready within a short time. Another plus is I get to adjust the spiciness to my liking.


Apart from the rosemary leaves, the rest of the above ingredients are my go to when it comes to the barbecue sauce. This particular batch was to use in my barbecue pork spare ribs hence the addition of rosemary leaves.

In a pan or sufuria add the ingredients.


Over medium heat,let the sauce simmer for fifteen minutes, it will reduce and deepen in colour.

simple-homemade-barbecue-sauce-leotunapika-4 simple-homemade-barbecue-sauce-leotunapika-5And there you have it, simple homemade barbecue sauce.

simple homemade barbecue sauceNote:

For the base of the sauce, ketchup, apple cider vinegar, sugar/ honey, black pepper, water and Worcestershire sauce work perfectly .

For infusing the sauce you can settle on herbs like the way I used rosemary leaves on mine. Options vary from crushed garlic to chillies basically whatever tickles your fancy.

The sauce is perfect for glazing meats like pork ribs, chicken wings , drumsticks basically any meat that you choose to barbecue.

Do try the sauce and let me know how it goes.



Simple Homemade Barbecue Sauce

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  • 1 1/2 cup tomato ketchup
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 dashes of Worcestershire sauce - about a tablespoon
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • A handful of rosemary leaves


In a pan, add in all the ingredients.

Over medium heat, let the sauce simmer for 15 minutes.

Voila,homemade barbecue sauce.

The recipe yields approximately 300 ml of barbecue sauce.



  1. Hi I love what you do.. Would like to open up a BBq inn here in Nairobi.. I don’t have the knowledge of cooking or smoking porks.. Meat.. Fish and to make meat soft and marinate it.. How to prepare meat sauce.. Kindly can I learn from you and do you charge… Kindly Lemmi no..

    • Thank you John. Currently I am not offering any lessons, you can check out Cooking with Jaz, she offers classes. All the best in your BBq inn.


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