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Spoon drizzling Hawaiian BBQ sauce into a decorative bowl.
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Hawaiian BBQ Sauce

Hawaiian BBQ sauce is tangy and sweet, with an iconic red color that promises big flavor in every bite. It’s perfect for basting on chicken, but equally awesome as a wing sauce or drizzled over pork!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Hawaiian
Keyword: Hawaiian BBQ Sauce
Servings: 6 people
Author: Susie Bulloch


  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • cup low sodium soy sauce
  • ½ cup pineapple juice
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons ginger finely grated
  • 2 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha sauce
  • salt to taste


  • Make the BBQ sauce. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil while whisking constantly. Reduce the heat to low, cover with a lid, and simmer for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Cool. Remove the sauce from the heat and allow it to cool slightly before using.
  • Store. Transfer any unused BBQ sauce to a lidded jar and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.


Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 1354mg | Potassium: 275mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 209IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg