Here is a barbecue sauce recipe. It’s my bbq sauce recipe for a sweet and spicy barbecue sauce. This can also make a great base to start your own BBQ sauce.

You can make this recipe and then add a few more ingredients to make it your own… or you can use it as-is (that’s what I do)!

  • 16 oz Tomato Sauce
  • 16 oz Ketchup
  • 12 oz Chili Sauce
  • 1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Corn Syrup
  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 1 TBS Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 TBS Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Dry Rub
  • 1 TBS Hot Sauce

In a large pot combine the above ingredients over medium heat.

Be sure to stir really well to incorporate the brown sugar and dry spices.

Simmer for 30 minutes and stir often.

You can use this recipe for BBQ Ribs, BBQ Chicken and BBQ Pork. And it’s really great for those pulled pork sandwiches at home.


Malcom Reed

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I am Malcom Reed and my brother, Waylon, and I are the Killer Hogs competition bbq team. Here at, I want to give you my secrets, methods and techniques you need to produce competition-quality BBQ. I want to give enough detail for BBQ novices, but still offer information that is useful for the professional BBQ cooks. I only focus on REAL bbq. And I take it seriously.

5 Comments on this article. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Chuck August 1, 2014 at 9:48 pm -

    On your competition ribs, you sprayed some juices to keep your ribs moist. If you don’t mind giving me a little more details on the measurement and ingredients. I would surely appreciate it.
    Thanks Chuck “BBQ” Baker
    P.S. I’ve followed your method of queuing and became the talk of my family. Now I’m in charge of all the cooking on holidays.

  2. Administrator September 16, 2014 at 7:57 am -

    I typically use a basic mop of:

    1 cup Apple Juice
    1/4 cup Garlic Red Wine Vinegar
    1/4 cup Olive Oil
    1 cup Water

    Pour all ingredients into container. Shake well and keep refrigerated.

    You can substitute Italian dressing for the oil and vinegar.

  3. Ed January 2, 2015 at 11:33 am -

    Hi Malcolm, the whole family loves this sauce, some say it’s the best they’ve had. One question though: How long do you think it can be kept in the fridge? I’ve been making half recipes so that I don’t have too much extra, but if I did a full recipe, how would you recommend storing it and for how long? Thanks!

  4. Administrator January 7, 2015 at 4:01 pm -

    In the fridge it will last a few weeks.

  5. Nick Klose June 18, 2016 at 5:53 pm -

    Hi Malcom,
    BTW I love your products. AP rub, BBQ rub, BBQ Sauce & oh…those pickles are the bomb. Need to reorder soon.
    On your YouTube video you baste your ribs in a sprayer. You say it has apple juice, pineapple juice, olive oil, apple cider vinegar & sweet red wine. Can I have the recipe please? Thanks!

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