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Honey Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Honey Barbecue Sauce Recipe

This barbecue sauce is my own recipe that my whole family enjoys, especially my father. It's a quick and easy recipe that can be made ahead and refrigerated or used immediately. —Karene Donnay, Glencoe, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:10 servings


  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. In a small saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil. Serve with chicken or pork. Yield: 1-1/3 cups.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons equals 37 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 124 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1/2 starch.

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Reviewed Jul. 2, 2015

"I found a similar recipe in a cookbook given to me as a wedding gift from my mother-in-law over 40 years ago and it has been my go to BBQ sauce since with two exception: I use 1 cup of ketchup instead of the tomato sauce and omit the molasses and use 3 tbps honey. I have canned it in pint jars and given as gifts."

Reviewed Mar. 11, 2015


Reviewed Sep. 2, 2014

"Easy easy easy...I love the sweet, spicy, garlic flavor. I didn't have molasses so I used honey. I also added a few red pepper flakes and let it simmer. Delicious!"

Reviewed Mar. 2, 2014

"This was good, but not great. When I tasted it, it seemed to be somewhat bland. I added some onion powder, allspice, and a small amount of hot sauce. I also increased the chili powder. Next time I make this, I will try some different spices to give it a little more kick. I do appreciate that it started with tomato sauce instead of ketchup."

Reviewed Jun. 26, 2013

"I haven't made this yet; but looking forward to trying it. I love the fact this starts with tomato sauce not sodium laden ketchup which may or may not contain other ingredients like high fructose corn syrup."

Reviewed Jun. 26, 2012

"I used this to stretch the store bought sauce I had here. Together they were yummy!"

Reviewed Dec. 26, 2010

"This is a favorite in my family!"

Reviewed Oct. 10, 2010

"Really good could also add some heat to it to make it even better...I let it simmer about 15 minutes, to take away some of the raw garlic taste..."

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