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4.87 from 23 votes

Honey BBQ Sauce

This Honey BBQ Sauce Recipe is the perfect sweet sauce for burgers, wings, chicken, and more. It's wonderfully sticky and very kid-friendly, making it a great sauce to have on hand for weekday dinners or big group barbecues with family and friends.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Honey Barbecue Sauce, Honey BBQ Sauce
Servings: 24
Author: Susie Bulloch (heygrillhey.com)


  • 1 cup ketchup
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  • Combine all ingredients for Honey BBQ Sauce in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  • Bring sauce to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Remove sauce from heat and allow to cool.
  • Store in an airtight glass container for up to 2 weeks.


Calories: 35kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 189mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 92IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg