Go Back
+ servings
Spicy BBQ sauce in a jar next to a rack of ribs.
Print Recipe
5 from 4 votes

Spicy BBQ Sauce

Looking for the best spicy BBQ around? This homemade BBQ sauce packs a good amount of heat with cayenne and chipotle pepper while still maintaining a classic sweetness. This sauce is an all-purpose sauce that is great on pork, chicken, and much more.
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American, Barbecue
Keyword: Spicy BBQ Sauce
Servings: 8 people
Author: Susie Bulloch


  • 1 cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons molasses
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground chipotle pepper


  • Make the sauce. Combine all ingredients for Spicy BBQ Sauce in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  • Simmer. Bring sauce to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Cool. Remove sauce from heat and allow to cool.
  • Use or store. This sauce is ready to be used immediately. Any unused sauce can be stored in an airtight glass container for up to 2 weeks.


Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 570mg | Potassium: 200mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 524IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg