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Honey-Garlic Barbecue Sauce


Who’s ready for some barbecue? I know I am!

As the days grow warmer and longer, one of my favorite ways to spend an evening is outside grilling up a tasty dinner!

I love a variety of barbecue sauces, but one of my favorites is a sweet sauce with a hint of tang. I am also a huge fan of local honey — which inspired me to whip up a batch of this honey-garlic barbecue sauce!

Perfect for burgers, chicken and beefΒ as well as slow-cooked barbecued beef or chicken!


Honey-Garlic Barbecue Sauce

*I prefer to use all organic ingredients

1 1/4 cups tomato ketchup

1/3 cup apple cider vinegar

1/3 cup coconut sugar

1/3 cup honey, local if possible

2 cloves garlic, minced or finely chopped

2-3 Tablespoons olive oil

-In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients and whisk together on medium-low.

-Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

-This recipe yields approximately 2 1/2 cups of barbecue sauce.




    1. Thanks, Stacee! πŸ™‚

  1. Ahhh! This is just what I need a trusty BBQ sauce! I haven’t found one that I love yet can’t wait to try this one!

    1. Thank you so much, Cher! I hope you’ll enjoy it! πŸ™‚

  2. This sounds amazing, and I definitely can think of a bunch of uses for it! Yea BBQ season!

    1. Thanks, Julie! πŸ™‚ Yes, hooray for BBQ season!

  3. What a delicious barbecue sauce!

    1. Thank you so much, Antonia! πŸ™‚

  4. The sauce looks very good, but I have to say I’d rather leave managing the barbecue to someone who enjoys doing it πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much, Derrick! πŸ™‚

  5. Wow.. that is some lip smacking sauce..

    1. Thank you so much, Trupti! πŸ™‚

  6. Looks yummy, great recipe πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so very much! πŸ™‚

  7. This looks like barbecue sauce for my Recipe File. πŸ“

    1. Thank you so much, Gail — you’re so kind! πŸ™‚

  8. Lip-smacking sauce! I’m ready for some BBQ too, when the wind dies down a little here in Malta. Will try this Anna. I could use it to smear onto grilled chicken. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you so much, Roberta! I hope you’ll enjoy the recipe! πŸ˜‰

      1. I know I will πŸ™‚

        1. You’re so sweet! πŸ™‚

  9. I’ve never tried making my own before. This one looks good!!

    1. Thanks so much, Katie! πŸ˜€

  10. Anna this looks so good! πŸ™‚ Sounds delicious! I’ve nominated you for The Infinity Dreams Award πŸ™‚ (no pressure if you don’t want to take part), More details here if you do! πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much, Claire! And thank you so much for the nomination as well — what a lovely surprise! πŸ™‚

  11. Oh, I love honey BBQ sauces! If only it hadn’t snowed today, I could have broken out the grill for this one.

  12. This sounds so awesome Anna, can’t wait to try this one !

    1. Thank you so much, Lynne! I hope you’ll enjoy the recipe! πŸ™‚

  13. Nicole

    Yum…this looks so good Anna!!

    1. Thank you so much, Nicole! πŸ™‚

  14. Great images. Your watermark is really unique! I may wind up copying your idea.

    1. Thank you so much, Darryl! I hope you’re having a great weekend! πŸ˜€

  15. I love this recipe, will try it for sure! A gorgeous day here today and this week and we have fired up the bbq! yummm

    1. Thank you so much, dear Lynn! I hope you’ll enjoy the recipe! It’s been so nice and warm here — perfect for being outdoors! πŸ˜€

      1. Yes for us too! Blue skies and spring!

        1. So beautiful !! xoxo

  16. I’ve been looking forward to this recipe! Can’t wait to bust out the grill! Yum!

    1. Thank so much, Sadie! πŸ˜€ Hope you all enjoy the recipe! πŸ˜‰ We love BBQ!

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