A Barbeque Sauce Recipe Good Enough to Gift!

As the ribs are cooking on the grill or in the smoker, use this barbeque sauce recipe to make a sweet and tangy tomato based sauce. You'll end up with over a quart of sauce that's great on ribs, brisket and chicken. Cook the sauce on the stove top or on the side burner of your grill.

To make a thick, sweet glaze on your smoked or grilled meats, brush it on a few times during the last 30 minutes of cooking. Be sure to use indirect heat if grilling, because the sugar and syrup in this recipe burn easily.

Sweet and Tangy Barbeque Sauce Recipe

This is one of my favorite bbq sauces, and was created through much trial and error. It's so good that I bottled up a large batch and gave it out for Christmas presents one year.


One fifteen ounce can of diced tomatoes
Two cups tomato sauce
One cup tomato paste
One cup cider vinegar
One-half cup corn syrup
One-half cup cane sugar
One-quarter cup molasses
Two tablespoons onion powder
Four teaspoons paprika
One tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
One teaspoon garlic powder
One teaspoon chili powder
One teaspoon celery salt
One teaspoon liquid smoke
One-half teaspoon powdered ginger
One-half teaspoon ground allspice
One-quarter teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan and heat to a slow boil over medium heat. Cover the saucepan and simmer the barbecue sauce for about half an hour. Remove the lid and continue to boil until the sauce thickens slightly, stirring often. Cool the sauce before serving.

This sauce can be used the same day it's made, but it will be better after a couple of days in the refrigerator. The seasoning flavors will meld together and the taste will become smoother.

If you like this recipe, here are a few more you might enjoy.

KC Style BBQ Sauce - This is another sweet, tangy sauce made with a different selection of seasonings.

Easy Brisket Sauce - Great for using on brisket sandwiches or as a dipping sauce. Fresh chopped celery and onion give this one fresh flavor.

Texas Style BBQ Sauce - Spicy with cayenne and black pepper, with a bit of cumin and oregano for good measure.

Mustard BBQ Sauce - You may think yellow barbeque sauce is a strange thing, but try this easy, quick recipe and you might become a convert!