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Smoky Spice Honey Barbecue Sauce

Smoky Spice Honey Barbecue Sauce. Our versatile BBQ spice blend is used to season and flavour this sweet and slightly spicy sauce. It’s perfect for chicken and ribs or on pulled pork sandwiches.

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Smoky Spice Honey Barbecue Sauce

Many times I’ve made honey barbecue sauce simply by mixing a portion of honey into an already prepared sauce. I make a lot of my own barbecue sauces during the summer like Maple Apple BBQ Sauce to Coca Cola BBQ Sauce as a couple of examples.

This time I wanted to have some ready made Honey Barbecue Sauce that I could bottle and have on hand for Honey Barbecue Chicken or as an addition to smoked pork or beef sandwiches.

Smoky Spice Honey Barbecue Sauce on a sliced beef sandwich

Smoky Spice Honey Barbecue Sauce on a sliced beef sandwich.

I was considering how to season the sauce when I opened the cupboard and sitting in front was a big container of my Smokin’ Summer Spice Dry Rub. We always have made and ready to use.

Smokin' Summer Spice Dry Rub

Sedimentary spices!

We use it on everything! …ribs, chicken, steak, pork chops, burgers, pulled pork, smoked brisket and even as a seasoning for BBQ Spice Roasted Potatoes.

Smoky Spice Honey Barbecue Sauce on dry rubbed barbecue beef

Smoky Spice Honey Barbecue Sauce on dry rubbed barbecue beef.

A versatile spice mix for this honey barbecue sauce.

With a BBQ spice mix that versatile, and with all the smoky flavour already in there I thought, why not use it to season this Honey Barbecue Sauce?

Smoky Spice Honey Barbecue Sauce on ribs being grilled

Smoky Spice Honey Barbecue Sauce. Delicious on ribs.

I have to say I could not have been more pleased with the result! We had it on some BBQ Chicken last night and it was sweet and a little spicy and just delicious.

Oops! We ate the chicken so fast, I forgot to take a pic of it. Next time.

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The only thing I regretted was not making a bigger batch. This one is destined to become a standard sauce at our house, especially with the kids who just love it when I make their favourite Honey BBQ Chicken.

We have some great side dish inspiration too, including everything from baked beans & corn bread to deliciously different potato and pasta salads. Be sure to check them all out in our collection of 35 Best BBQ Side Dishes too. 

26 Best Barbecue Side Dishes photo collage for Pinterest 

Originally published July 2016. 

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Smoky Spice Honey Barbecue Sauce on a sliced beef sandwich
Yield: 32 servings (2 Tbsp each) Makes about 4 cups of BBQ Sauce

Smoky Spice Honey Barbecue Sauce

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Smoky Spice Honey Barbecue Sauce - our versatile BBQ spice blend is used to season and flavour this sweet and slightly spicy sauce that's perfect for chicken and ribs or on pulled pork sandwiches.

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 large red onion chopped
  • 3 cups plain tomato sauce
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire Sauce
  • 8 tbsp Smokin' Summer Spice Dry Rub

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and sauté for just a few minutes until the onions soften but do not brown.
  2. Add all of the remaining ingredients and simmer very slowly for about 45 minutes or until the volume of the sauce reduces by about 1/4.
  3. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or properly ca/bottle the sauce in Mason jars according to the manufacturers instructions to enjoy over the coming months.

Notes

Nutritional info calculated on a serving size of 2 tbsp.

Nutrition Information

Yield

32

Serving Size

1 serving

Amount Per Serving Calories 54Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 131mgCarbohydrates 11gFiber 0gSugar 10gProtein 0g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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