Spicy Homemade Barbecue Sauce With Molasses

Spicy Barbecue Sauce With Molasses
Spicy Barbecue Sauce With Molasses. Diana Rattray
Ratings (27)
  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 2 cups (32 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
28 Calories
0g Fat
7g Carbs
0g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This hot and spicy barbecue sauce is a simple combination of ingredients you probably have in your pantry. It's nicely sweetened with molasses, and the hot sauce gives it some pleasant heat.


  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons hot sauce (such as Texas Pete's or Frank's)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

Steps to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.

  2. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, until thickened and slightly reduced -- about 5 to 10 minutes. Stir occasionally.

Note: To lessen the mess as the sauce cooks, I recommend a splatter shield or deep saucepan for this recipe.