Barbecue Sauce

This is one of our favorite DIY barbecue sauces. We love it on chicken, but it works on other meats, too.

Love it!
Barbecue Sauce
  1. ¼ cup (½ stick) Challenge Unsalted Butter
  2. ¾ cup finely chopped onion
  3. 1 teaspoon finely minced garlic (1-2 cloves)
  4. 2 teaspoons chili powder
  5. 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  6. ½ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  7. 1 (14 oz.) can diced tomatoes (about 1¾ cups)
  8. ¼ cup vinegar
  9. 1½ teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  10. 2 Tablespoons sugar
  11. 2 teaspoons salt
  12. ½ teaspoon black pepper
  1. 1

    Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and sauté until tender.

  2. 2

    Add garlic, chili powder, smoked paprika, and cayenne pepper and sauté for an additional minute.

  3. 3

    Stir in tomatoes, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, salt and black pepper. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes, stirring often.

  4. 4

    Process with blender or food processor until smooth. Let cool to room temperature and store covered for up to 2 weeks.

  5. 5

    Serve with chicken, fish or meat.

Source: Challenge Home Economist


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I have 'made my own' bbq sauce for yrs...this is over the top & it must b the butter...because I have used all the other ingredients but did not get that rich robust flavor!! I can wrap my mouth around alot of this!!


Sharon Cox

Looks so delicious just smoked a beef roast and was looking for a sauce and this shows up in my feed DESTINY!!!


Angie Wamsley

Looks Very Good!!


Nancy Wallin

Awesome sauce



White vinegar or apple cider?


linda price

@linda Either Cider or White Vinegar would work in this recipe.

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