Erin & Dillon’s Better-Than-Bottled Barbecue Sauce


My boyfriend and I made this amazing homemade BBQ sauce for our own barbecue chicken tacos, and it was so good I just could not resist sharing our recipe. The perfect balance of sweet and spicy, this authentic barbecue sauce wowed with a powerful punch of flavor and was surprisingly easy to make! YUM!

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  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1 onion minced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 6 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 5 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tsp Tabasco sauce
  • 1 bottle of Heinz chili sauce
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder


  1. Sautee minced onion and garlic over medium-low heat.
  2. Add all the ingredients and combine. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.
  3. Let simmer for 20-30 minutes until reduced to a thick sauce.
  4. Remove from heat, let cool, and then enjoy!

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