Homemade Barbecue Sauce


What you will need:

  • 2 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tbsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. table salt
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • ½ cup yellow ballpark style mustard
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ⅓ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup  lime juice
  • ¼ cup A1 steak sauce
  • ¼ cup dark molasses
  • ¼ cup Agave nectar or regular honey
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar (or light if that’s all you have)
  • 1 tsp. liquid smoke
  • 1 tbsp. Memphis Rub (from above)
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper (can omit or try a hot sauce if you like)
  • 1 tbsp. red pepper chili flakes (can omit if you don’t like that much heat)


  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.  Cover and store in refrigerator until ready to use.
  • Heat over medium heat prior to using for best flavor.

**Caveman Tip:  I prefer to prepare the BBQ sauce the night before you use it, as it allows all the flavors ample time to blend resulting in the ultimate savory BBQ sauce.