BBQ Sauce (1 of 1)-4I’ve always been someone who has either made their own BBQ sauce or altered store bought sauces.  There’s just something about adding a few spices and making it my own that makes a huge difference.  Making BBQ sauce from scratch is super simple!  I’m sure you’ve all had that moment when you thought you had a full container of BBQ sauce only to discover that either it’s almost done or there’s none at all.  With just a few ingredients that most of us have on hand and about 20 minutes, you can make your own BBQ sauce.   I love a sweet and smoky BBQ sauce but this recipe is easily customizable; if you prefer a more savory sauce then reduce the sugar, if you love spicy then add a pinch of cayenne pepper.  I used this on chicken but it would be great on ribs or even as a topping for a burger patty!

BBQ Sauce (1 of 1)

Homemade BBQ Sauce

2 cups ketchup

2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

½ cup brown sugar

4 drops liquid smoke

¼ tsp black pepper

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp garlic powder

½ cup water

½ tsp white vinegar

Salt to taste

Place all ingredients in a small bowl and mix to combine.  Cook over medium low heat for 20 minutes until it has thickened.

Remove from heat and cool slightly before using.


Oven BBQ Chicken

2 lbs chicken legs

½ tsp salt

½ tsp black pepper

½ tsp onion powder

¼ tsp paprika

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Toss all ingredients together; coat the chicken legs well.  Place on a large baking pan and roast for 35 minutes.  Brush with BBQ sauce every 5 minutes for the next 10-15 minutes until the sauce starts to bubble a bit.