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Barbecue Sauces to Spice Up Your Summer

Friday, June 29, 2018

Summer is right around the corner, and that means a lot of barbecues. While a good barbecue could never get old, the same flavor might. We are here to help with a few tips on how to spice up your summer with these amazing BBQ sauce recipes.

Spicy BBQ Sauce

To those of you who aren’t fans of the super spicy, no worries – this recipe from The Live In Kitchen can be toned up or down.

Prep Time:

10 mins

Cook Time:

8 mins


  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Creole seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1/8 cup cold water mixed with 1 tablespoon cornstarch


Combine all ingredients except the cornstarch mixture in a medium sized sauce pot. Bring to a boil over medium high heat and reduce to a simmer for five minutes or until the sugar has dissolved. Add the cornstarch mixture and simmer until desired thickness is reached, a few more minutes. Serve immediately or transfer to a covered container and store in the fridge.

Sweet-and-Spicy Barbecue Sauce

For those who like a little bit of sweet with our spice, this next one from My Recipes is for you.


  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jalapeo pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (32-oz.) bottle ketchup (such as Heinz)
  • 1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper


Saute onion, minced garlic, and jalapeo pepper in hot olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat 4 to 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in ketchup, dark brown sugar, vinegar, apple juice, honey, Worcestershire sauce, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, celery seeds, and dried crushed red pepper. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low; simmer, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes. Use immediately, or refrigerate in an airtight container up to 1 month.

We hope these recipes keep new flavors on your palette all summer long!