Homemade Hot Honey BBQ Sauce Recipe

June 30, 2023

Hot Honey BBQ sauce recipe

Spice things up in your kitchen with this sensational Hot Honey BBQ Sauce recipe! Say goodbye to expensive and unhealthy store-bought condiments and embrace a flavourful and healthier alternative. Packed with bold flavours and a touch of sweetness, this sauce will take your BBQ game to the next level.

This versatile condiment works wonders as a marinade, dip, or sauce to elevate meats, veggies, and cheeses. Use it as a marinade for juicy steaks or chicken breasts or a dip for crispy fries, brush it onto grilled burgers or veggie shish kabobs, or drizzle it over your fire-roasted pizza. Get creative and explore endless possibilities.

What sets this sauce apart is our signature Hot Honey which brings a "nuanced heat" recognized by The Specialty Food Association Trendspotters. It adds a unique mellowness that ensures everyone can enjoy it. For those seeking an extra kick, a teaspoon of fiery chilli peppers can crank up the heatometer to your desired level of spiciness, creating a sauce that perfectly suits your taste buds.

Don't let the seemingly extensive ingredient list intimidate you. Chances are, you already have most of these items in your pantry. And fear not if you're missing an ingredient or two; this recipe is flexible and ready to adapt to your pantry's whims.

So, fire up the grill, gather loved ones, and let this Hot Honey BBQ Sauce steal the show.


 Wet Ingredients:
    • 1/3 cup Hot Honey
    • 1/3 cup molasses
    • 1/3 cup ketchup
Flavourful Enhancements:
    • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
    • 1 teaspoon onion powder
    • Salt & Pepper 
Tangy Freshness:
    • Juice from 2 limes
Consistency Control:
    • 1/4 cup water


      1. In a saucepan over low heat, combine the hot honey, molasses and ketchup. Stir well to blend the ingredients.
      2. Add the minced garlic, paprika, dry mustard, and onion powder to the saucepan. Mix everything until the spices are evenly distributed.
      3. Squeeze in the fresh lime juice and season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir to incorporate the flavors.
      4. Pour in the water gradually, stirring continuously, until you reach your desired consistency. Adjust the amount of water according to your preference.
      5. Gently simmer for 10-15 minutes, allowing the flavours to meld together and the sauce to thicken slightly.
      6. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the sauce cool for a few minutes.
      7. Transfer the sauce to a reusable mason jar, and it's ready to slather on your favourite grilled meats, drizzle on veggies, or use as a dipping sauce.

    Follow this link to purchase our Hot Honey. As for substituting ingredients, it is possible to omit them if you don't have them on hand. Pro tip: a little extra freshly cracked pepper gives it just the right kick. Regarding storage, the sauce can last several months in the fridge, but trust us – you'll use it up sooner! Enjoy!

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