David Tinney

If you're like me, you like to try to make your barbecue sauce at home. Now there are many great commercial sauces out there, but there's just something about doing it yourself, right? Below are a number of resources to make your own barbecue sauce from scratch. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

I like to experiment with new BBQ sauce recipes from time to time. Whether you grill over an open pit or use a commercial grill, your meats will be mouth waterin' tasty with a homemade sauce from scratch. You'll feel pride when you set the bowl of your sauce on the table.

Mad Dog Ranch BBQ Sauce

This just maybe the worlds best BBQ Sauce. Named #1 BBQ Sauce in America 2003 - PBS TV"America's Kitchen" Full-bodied with just a smidgen of heat, "Original" jazzes up any meal.

Yield: 2 Quarts


2 cups Olive Oil
1 Cup Bacon Fat
12 Garlic Cloves
3 Onions
2 Jalapenos, seeded and chopped
2 Red Bell Peppers, seeded and chopped
2 Poblano or Anaheim Chilies
˝ tsp. Cayenne Pepper
6 tbsp. Chili Powder
4 tsp. Oregano
˝ cup Red Wine Vinegar
1 cup Tomato Juice
1 cup Tomato Puree
2 tbsp. Mustard
2 tbsp. Worcestershire
8 oz. Ketchup
1 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Molasses
Salt and pepper
4 oz. Lime Juice

Saute the onion, jalapeno, peppers, cayenne, chili powder, and the oregano in the olive oil and Bacon fat until softened about 6 to 8 minutes. Add all other ingredients except the limejuice and simmer until the flavors blend. Add limejuice and puree.

Famous Shack Arkansas BBQ Sauce

Shack BBQ sauce is famous and there are variations of this recipe floating around on the internet. SHACK barbecue sauce goes well as a marinate or as a sauce on any meat. It's tasty, tangy, and unforgettable.


72 oz hot water
3 - 24 ounce plastic bottles of ketchup
1 - pint vinegar
1 - 4 ounce can of chili powder
1 - 4 ounce can of black pepper
1 - 4 ounce bottle of garlic salt
1/2 cup - sugar
2oz -Tabasco sauce (adjust this up or down to taste)
10 oz - Yellow mustard

Pour ketchup, hot water and vinegar into a LARGE pan, stir and bring to a boil. Stir often to keep the mixture from sticking. As soon as it boils, reduce heat to simmer and add the rest of the ingredients. stirring in the mustard last works well. Simmer for another 30 minutes, remove from heat and allow to cool.

Use the ketchup bottles to measure the hot water. Save the bottles and once the sauce has cooled some, pour mixture into the ketchup bottles for storage.

Spicy Barbeque Sauce

This homemade sauce works great for the traditional grilled foods like chicken, ribs or steak, it can also used with great success on fish, especially salmon, and grilled vegetables of all kinds.


1 tablespoon garlic, minced or pressed
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 can (14 ounces) crushed tomatoes
1/3 cup tomato paste
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons (more or less to taste) hot sauce
1 bay leaf
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon (more or less to taste) crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/4 cup honey


Sauté onion and garlic in olive oil for about 3-5 minutes, or until tender. Stir in remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring frequently. Use for basting foods at the end of grilling or as barbecue sauce on the side. Makes 3 cups.

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