Traditional BBQ Sauce

traditional BBQ sauce

When it comes to barbecue, one of the key ingredients that can elevate your grilling experience is a delicious, homemade BBQ sauce. Traditional BBQ sauce is a tangy and savory concoction that perfectly complements grilled meats, adding depth of flavor and a touch of smokiness. Let’s dive into the world of traditional BBQ sauce, exploring its origins and sharing a simple recipe that will have your taste buds begging for more.

Origins and Significance of BBQ Sauce

BBQ sauce has deep-rooted origins in American cuisine, particularly in the southern states where barbecue has been a longstanding culinary tradition. Each region in the world has its own unique twist, from the robust and tangy Kansas City style to the vinegar-based zing of the Carolina variety. The best part? You can mix and match, creating your own masterpiece.

Traditional BBQ Sauce Recipe

Slather ribs, chicken, pork, and even tofu with this versatile and flavorful traditional BBQ sauce, or use it as a delicious dip for veggies and fries. This easy-to-make sauce combines a variety of savory and tangy ingredients that will elevate your barbecued dishes to a whole new level.


Total time:  10 M  30 S

Servings:  14

Calories:  28


  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp. molasses
  • 1 tsp. liquid smoke
  • 1/2 tsp. ground mustard
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher or sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch ground cayenne pepper

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: 2 tbsp.
  • Fat: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 160mg
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Protein: 0g


  1. Heat oil in pan over medium heat.
  2. Add garlic and onion, and cook until onion is tender and translucent.
  3. Add remaining ingredients to pan, and stir well to incorporate. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Cool and then add mixture to FourSide, Mini WildSide or WildSide+ jar and secure lid.
  5. Blend on "Sauces" cycle or a Medium speed for 30 seconds.


  • Maryori P Ryan

    This is going to be my first BBQ!!! I am so excited!!!!!!!!

  • Caroh

    How long will this keep for in the fridge?

  • Ziegmont

    Will this sauce freeze for later use, it a large batch were made ?

  • Blendtec

    The BBQ sauce will stay good in the fridge for up to one week.

  • Kyle Jacobson

    This looks scrumdidleyumpcious!!

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