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5 Minute BBQ Sauce

May 30, 2015

Stir it right up in the jar in just 5 minutes! Everyone needs a good barbeque sauce to use all summer!

5 Minute BBQ Sauce

A summer staple…and an updated recipe post!

When the girls were much younger, this was one of the very first recipes to ever hit my blog, and it was time for a photograph update!

5 Minute BBQ Sauce

Why homemade?

Store bought barbeque sauce is not only full of high fructose corn syrup in most cases, but also MSG and other preservatives that are completely unnecessary. MSG is an excitotoxin, and is linked to migraines and mood changes among other things, and in a lot of kids it can cause behavior problems. It’s just not worth it. Years later, I do have to say there are so many cleaner options for BBQ sauce on the store shelves than back then, but we use this super yummy barbeque sauce all summer. It tends to be a little better on the budget than some of the cleaner options, and it just doesn’t get any easier to prep!

5 Minute BBQ Sauce

It doesn’t get any easier!

This barbeque sauce comes together in 5 minutes! That’s it! No cooking, no chopping, no simmering, no fuss! It is perfect for brushing on your grilled chicken/burgers (or a whole spatchcock chicken!), dipping your chicken nuggets or french fries, spreading on a wrap, or using for a shredded BBQ beef or chicken! Play around with the seasonings to your taste and fire up the grill!

5 Minute BBQ Sauce
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5 from 3 votes

5 Minute BBQ Sauce

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: barbecue sauce recipe, homemade barbecue sauce, how to make barbecue sauce
Servings: 16 servings
Author: Renee –



  • All ingredients into a container with a lid, combine and store in the fridge! That’s it!


The recipe makes up a pint container and keeps very well in the fridge for weeks to use! Cut the recipe in half it if you don’t want as much though!
5 Minute BBQ Sauce

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  • Reply Jessica June 16, 2014 at 8:30 am

    This is so easy!! I can’t wait to try it.

    • Reply Renee Kohley June 16, 2014 at 9:13 am

      I know it! Let me know how the boys like it!

  • Reply Anna June 16, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Sounds delicious. Full of yummy and nutritious ingredients. Love it! Pinned!

    • Reply Renee Kohley June 16, 2014 at 11:18 am

      Thank you Anna <3 I hope you enjoy it!

  • Reply Jennifer Margulis June 17, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    5 stars
    Awesome recipe. Just in time for a BBQ I’m going to this Friday.

    • Reply Renee Kohley June 17, 2014 at 8:05 pm

      Awesome Jennifer 🙂 Everyone will love it!

  • Reply Trish Carty June 17, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Great recipe!! Thank you!! Trish

  • Reply Vanessa - Natural Family Today June 17, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    This looks so delicious. I am definitely printing this for my recipe book!

    • Reply Renee Kohley June 17, 2014 at 8:04 pm

      Oh yay! That is a huge compliment Vanessa! I hope you love it!

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  • Reply Lisa Greninger November 10, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    How long will this last in the fridge?

    • Reply Renee Kohley November 10, 2014 at 8:52 pm

      Hi Lisa! Really as long as your ketchup date is – I have had it in my fridge up to a few weeks before 🙂

  • Reply Caryn January 15, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    Do you think this would freeze and defrost well? I was thinking about making a larger batch and freezing for later. 🙂

    • Reply Renee Kohley January 15, 2015 at 9:37 pm

      Hi Caryn! I have never tried but I don’t see why not! Maybe make a batch and freeze a small portion like an ice cube tray or something 😉

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  • Reply Sue Mosier June 16, 2015 at 7:43 am

    Do you know if this tastes like Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce? I need to replace that brand in our house.

    As a side note, I freeze my homemade barbecue sauce and it does very well.

    • Reply Renee Kohley June 16, 2015 at 11:47 am

      Hi Sue! I have never had Sweet Baby Ray’s so I’m not sure!

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    5 stars
    This sauce was great! I had it with some shredded pork we smoked a few weeks ago, froze out in portions. Made for such and easy meal!

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  • Reply Kathy Blickenstaff May 19, 2019 at 6:26 pm

    5 stars
    This is my go-to BBQ sauce. It is truly delicious with a minimum of ingredients. I tend to make more than I need….also buy in bulk….how long will this stay good in the fridge? Thanks!

    • Reply Renee Kohley May 23, 2019 at 11:58 am

      Great Kathy! I let it stay in the fridge for a few weeks.

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