An easy to make homemade barbecue sauce using common ingredients that’s especially good on chicken or pork!

Author: Rock Recipes


  • 3 tbsp butter

  • 1 small red onion, finely diced

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced.

  • 4 large or 6 small applesauce apples, MacIntosh or Gala are good

  • 1/2 cup apple juice

  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

  • 1/2 cup maple syrup

  • 1/2 cup ketchup

  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce

  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves

  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

  • 1 tsp ground powdered ginger

  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika

  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme

  • 1/4 tsp chipotle powder, more to taste if you like the sauce to be hotter, You can substitute chili powder to taste if you like.


  1. Melt the butter in a medium sized saucepan and saute the onions and garlic over medium heat for a few minutes until they soften but do not brown.

  2. Add the apples along with all of the remaining ingredients.

  3. Simmer very slowly for about an hour or until the sauce thickens and has reduced considerably.

  4. Remove from the heat and let cool for at least a half hour before purring to smooth in a blender or food processor.

  5. This sauce can be kept in a sealed container in the fridge for about a week.

Source, image, credits & more information: Rock Recipes