Two good recipes for homemade barbecue sauce include Ree Drummond's homemade barbecue sauce and Martha Stewart's quick barbecue sauce. While both recipes are easy to make, Ree Drummond's recipe requires cooking, while Martha Stewart's does not.
To make 2 cups of Ree Drummond's homemade barbecue sauce, heat 1 tablespoon of canola oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Mince 2 cloves of garlic, dice 1/2 of an onion, and add them to the pan. Cook for 5 minutes.
Add 1 cup of ketchup, 1/3 cup of molasses, 1/3 cup of brown sugar and 4 tablespoons of minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce to the pan, along with 4 tablespoons of distilled white vinegar, 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce and a dash of salt. Simmer the sauce for 20 minutes. Taste and adjust the seasonings before serving.
Martha Stewart's quick barbecue sauce comes together quickly in one easy step. Place 3/4 cup of ketchup, 2 tablespoons of light brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of white wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce and 2 teaspoons of paprika in a small bowl. If desired, add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper to give the barbecue sauce extra spiciness. Whisk the ingredients together, and serve.