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🔥 Tangy Barbecue Sauce Recipe 🔥

Looking for a tangy barbecue sauce recipe? Check out this easy-to-make recipe for tangy barbecue sauce with ketchup, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, honey, and Worcestershire sauce.

Tangy Barbecue Sauce

You will need:

  • ketchup1 cup of ketchup
  • apple cider vinegar1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • brown sugar1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • honey1/4 cup of honey
  • Worcestershire sauce1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a medium saucepan.
  2. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat.
  3. Reduce heat to low and let the sauce simmer for about 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally until it thickens to your preferred consistency.
  4. Allow the sauce to cool before transferring to an airtight container. It can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.


Feel free to adjust the ingredients to your liking. If you prefer a sweeter sauce, add more honey. For a more tangy flavor, add more vinegar. If you're wondering how to make a smokey bbq sauce, try adding a teaspoon of liquid smoke to the recipe. This will give it a nice smoky flavor. Whenever possible, use fresh ingredients for the best flavor. Fresh garlic and onions can be sautéed and added to the sauce.

There's something undeniably satisfying about creating your own Tangy Barbecue Sauce. It's a culinary adventure that takes you on a journey of flavors, from the sweet tang of ketchup and apple cider vinegar to the rich, earthy notes of brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce. Whether you're a seasoned grill master or a barbecue novice, this homemade sauce recipe is sure to elevate your next cookout.

Why make your own barbecue sauce? Well, as our FAQ on the original barbecue sauce recipe explains, it's not just about ketchup and sugar. Making your own sauce allows you to control the flavor and quality of ingredients. Plus, it's a fun and rewarding process!

Now, let's talk about versatility. This Tangy Barbecue Sauce isn't just for grilling. There are so many creative ways to use barbecue sauce in your everyday meals. It can add a kick to your sandwiches, a new twist to your pizza, or a flavorful glaze for your roasted vegetables. The possibilities are endless!

Customize to Your Taste

One of the best things about this recipe is its flexibility. As the widget notes, feel free to adjust the ingredients to your liking. Want a sweeter sauce? Add more honey. Craving a tangier flavor? Increase the vinegar. And if you're after that authentic smoky barbecue taste, a teaspoon of liquid smoke will do the trick. Check out our FAQ on making homemade BBQ sauce taste like authentic barbecue for more tips.

Explore More BBQ Sauce Recipes

If you've enjoyed this recipe, why not explore more? We have a collection of highly-rated BBQ sauce recipes for you to try. From sweet and smoky to spicy and tangy, there's a sauce for every palate. And if you're looking for a vegetarian option, we've got you covered with our guide on how to make a vegetarian BBQ sauce.

So, get your apron on, gather your ingredients, and let's make some delicious, homemade Tangy Barbecue Sauce! Your taste buds will thank you.