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spicy bbq sauce recipe

Homemade Spicy BBQ Sauce Recipe

This spicy barbecue sauce is for all spicy food lovers! With a healthy dose of heat, this sauce will literally make anything taste good!
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 95 kcal


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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 jalapeno peppers diced
  • 1 medium red onion diced
  • 1 medium red pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup bourbon
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp ground oregano
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes


  • Place the olive oil in a saucepot over medium-high heat. Once it is hot, add the red onion, jalapeno peppers, and red bell pepper and sauté the herbs for 3-5 minutes until they begin to soften.
  • Add the garlic and cook for a minute until it becomes aromatic. Next, add the ketchup, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, bourbon, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, paprika, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, oregano, cumin, and red pepper flakes.
  • Bring the spicy BBQ sauce to a boil, then decrease the heat to medium-low and gently simmer it for10-15 minutes.
  • Place the spicy bbq sauce into a blender and puree it until the sauce is smooth and has a thick consistency.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Serving: 75gCalories: 95kcalCarbohydrates: 17.52gProtein: 0.64gFat: 2.47gSaturated Fat: 0.34gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1.71gTrans Fat: 0.001gSodium: 423mgPotassium: 160mgFiber: 0.8gSugar: 14.49gVitamin A: 635IUVitamin C: 19.1mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 0.62mg
Keyword bbq sauce, spicy bbq sauce
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