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Home Made Honey BBQ Sauce Recipe

It doesn't matter what you put this honey BBQ sauce on, it will make anything taste amazing! The secret to this recipe is to let it rest for 24 - 48 hours in the refrigerator before using it. If you like your sauce with a little more kick add in 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper or chilli flakes. 
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: condiment
Cuisine: Barbecue
Servings: 750 milliliters
Calories: 30kcal
Author: Charlie


  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 cups ketchup


  • In a medium-sized saucepan add all the ingredients except the honey. Start with the wet ingredients and finish with the sugar, onion powder and pepper.
  • Slowly bring to the boil while whisking.
  • Once all the ingredients have been whisked together reduce the heat down to a simmer and add in the honey. ( Feel free to add more or less honey depending on your taste preference).
  • Simmer for 45 minutes uncovered. Stir frequently to avoid the sauce from sticking. Keep on the heat until the sauce has reached the consistency that you prefer.
  • Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature before serving. If you are storing the sauce, store in a jar or airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  • Personally, I like to store this sauce for a couple of days before using it. It has a more in-depth flavour!