Honey BBQ Sauces

Honey Barbeque Sauce Recipes

Honey

Honey

Honey barbeque sauces are probably some of the favorite types around.  Nothing like a nice sweet barbeque sauce!  Looking around, there’s plenty of recipes available for a Honey based BBQ sauce.  I’ve compiled several great recipes ranging from very simple to very complex.  By complex, I mean a large variety of ingredients as compared to my simpliest recipe which only has 4 ingredients.

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Honey BBQ Sauce Recipe (using ketchup)

Ketchup

Ketchup

Here’s another simple Honey BBQ Sauce Recipe!  This time we are using ketchup as our tomato base in case you are in a hurry and don’t have all the ingredients of one of our more complicated Honey based barbecue recipes.

 

I’ll be honest, I’m not usually a fan of using ketchup as the base for many BBQ Sauce Recipes but if you are in need of a quick and easy recipe and ketchup is at hand, then here you go!  You can make yourself a Honey barbecue sauce.

Honey BBQ Sauce Recipe (using ketchup)
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Recipe type: BBQ Sauce
Cuisine: BBQ
 

Ingredients
  • ¼ cup butter or margarine
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • ⅓ cup water
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions
  1. Melt butter in small saucepan over medium heat; add onion, and saute 4 to 5 minutes or until tender.
  2. Stir in ketchup and remaining ingredients; bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes.
  4. You can keep the leftover sauce in the frig for up to a week.

 

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Apple and Honey BBQ Glaze

Apples and Honey

Apples and Honey

For a sweet glaze for just about any meat dish, try this wonderful Apple and Honey BBQ glaze.  Personally I think its great on chicken or pork.  I even have two different recipes for this honey BBQ glaze depending on your tastes.  This is not a true BBQ sauce so it is a glaze or basting sauce but boy are both of them great!

 

Apple and Honey BBQ Glaze
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Recipe type: BBQ Sauce
Cuisine: BBQ
 

Ingredients
  • 1 cup Applesauce
  • ⅓ cup Honey
  • ¼ cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients (applesauce, honey, brown sugar, dry mustard, cardamom and coriander) stir well. Spoon over and baste meat near end of cooking so as not to burn the glaze.

 

Roast Pork

Roast Pork

Apple Honey Glaze for Pork
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Recipe type: Sauce/Glaze
 

This apple honey glaze recipe was developed specifically for pork. Probably it’s the garlic that makes it better for pork than other meats. However, it’s probably also great for pork chops and other cuts of pork then just a pork roast.
Ingredients
  • 3 lbs pork loin roast
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions
  1. In medium saucepan, add 3 tablespoons of olive oil, onions and garlic.
  2. Saute for a few minutes until onion and garlic are soft and translucent.
  3. Stir in the apple juice and boil on high until contents are reduced by half.
  4. Add honey, oregano and sage. Continue to cook until glaze is thick.
  5. Stir in Dijon mustard, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat.
  6. Preheat oven to 350F.
  7. Pour remaining olive oil into heavy frying pan. Turn heat to high setting and add roast, searing on all sides until browned.
  8. Place roast in oven and roast about 45 minutes to an hour. Spoon glaze over pork roast several times as it cooks. Allow roast to cool slightly before slicing.

 

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Honey Barbeque Sauce Recipe (Very Simple – 4 ingredients)

Honey

Honey

Okay, now talk about simple!  Here is what has to be the simplest Honey Barbeque Sauce Recipe around.

 

In putting together a nice variety of recipes for Honey BBQ Sauces, I couldn’t resist putting in a really simple one for those of you in a real hurry and few ingredients that you might have laying around but you still want a quick Honey Barbeque sauce for your grilling tonight!

 

Honey Barbeque Sauce Recipe (Very Simple – 4 ingredients)
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Recipe type: BBQ Sauce
Cuisine: BBQ
 

Ingredients
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • ½ cup honey
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard

Instructions
  1. Just mix all of the ingredients together with a whisk. The whisk helps in blending the tomato paste in properly.

 

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Honey BBQ Sauce Recipe (with Molasses & Brown Sugar)

Molasses

Molasses

Here’s what I call one of the more complicated (plenty of ingredients) Honey Barbeque Sauce Recipes.  Not ONLY does it contain honey to make it sweet, it also has Molasses and brown sugar so this sauce has a great sweet flavor.  This recipe also has a lot more ingredients compared to some of the other Honey Barbeque sauce recipes I have listed so far so I classify this one as more complex even though there’s nothing special or hard about it.  It’s just a larger list of ingredients.

 

As a note about Molasses.  If you have your favorite brand of molasses that you like to use great.  For this BBQ Recipe, and for anything with molasses, I’m a fan of “Grandma’s Molasses”.  My grandmother (yes for real!) never used any other brand and she hooked me on this molasses when I was a kid.

 

Honey BBQ Sauce Recipe (with Molasses & Brown Sugar)
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Recipe type: BBQ Sauce
Cuisine: BBQ
 

Ingredients
  • 1 cup honey
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned salt
  • 1 tablespoon meat tenderizer
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon minced garlic
  • ¼ cup steak sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1½ cups brown sugar

Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the honey, molasses, ketchup, cinnamon, paprika, ginger, seasoned salt, meat tenderizer, ground black pepper, salt, oregano, garlic, steak sauce, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and brown sugar until well blended. Then cover, and refrigerate until ready to use.

 

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Honey Jalapeno BBQ Sauce Recipe

Jalapeno

Jalapeno

Okay, I have this recipe for Honey Jalapeno BBQ Sauce also listed in the Hot & Spicy section of the website.  But since it included honey, I wanted to make sure all of the “honey” BBQ Sauces were listed together in one place since Honey BBQ Sauces are probably the most desired type of BBQ Sauce Recipes around.

 

This recipe, however, is truly a cheat if you are in a hurry for a quick Honey Jalapeno BBQ Sauce.  Why?  Well, it’s not a “from scratch” recipe.  Simply take your favorite store bought barbecue sauce and add the honey and jalapenos to sweeten and spice it up.  You could always choose an existing honey bbq sauce and skip adding the honey, but adding honey really sweetens it up which I like.  The whiskey adds a nice flavor as well which you won’t find in many store bought sauces.  If you don’t want to use a store bought sauces, you can take a basic tomato based BBQ sauce recipe from our “The Basics” section and have a completely homemade honey barbecue sauce which I would recommend.

 

Honey Jalapeno BBQ Sauce Recipe
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Recipe type: BBQ Sauce
Cuisine: BBQ
 

Ingredients
  • ½ cup whiskey
  • 2 tbls. butter
  • 6 jalapenos, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 bottles store bought barbecue sauce
  • 2 tbls cayenne pepper
  • ½ cup honey

Instructions
  1. Carefully heat whiskey over medium heat until it catches fire.
  2. Let alcohol burn out, leaving about ½ cup reduction.
  3. Add butter, jalapenos, barbecue sauce, cayenne and honey.
  4. Simmer for one hour, stirring often
  5. Note: Makes 4 cups

 

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Spicy Honey BBQ Sauce Recipe (Chili powder)

Honey

Honey

Adding as much Chili powder as you can stand makes this Honey BBQ Sauce Recipe a spicy one!  For those of you that like a Honey Mustard flavor, you can also add the Dijon mustard as well and make this a Honey Mustard BBQ Sauce as well.

 

In putting together a nice variety of recipes for Honey BBQ Sauces, I ran into this one that you can spice up with chili powder and flavor it up as much as you like.  If you really want a HOT BBQ sauce, then you’ll have to try out some of the Jalapeno or Habanero BBQ Sauce Recipes I’ve included as well.  So, if this isn’t spicy enough, keep poking around and I’m sure you’ll find a recipe hot enough to satisfy your spicy side!

Spicy Honey BBQ Sauce Recipe (Chilli powder)
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Recipe type: BBQ Sauce
Cuisine: BBQ
 

Ingredients
  • ¾ cup honey (a little more if you like it real sweet)
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 tbsp. vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, put through a press
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon style mustard (optional-if you like a Honey-Mustard flavor)
  • Chilli powder (optional – As much as you can stand if you like it SPICY!)

Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a sauce pan and simmer the mixture for 5 minutes

 

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Honey Barbecue Sauce Recipe (using ketchup and Plenty of Honey)

Ketchup

Ketchup

This Honey Barbecue Sauce Recipe is another ketchup based recipe but with PLENTY of honey!  The ketchup acts as your tomato base in case you are in a hurry and don’t have all the ingredients of one of our more complicated Honey based barbecue suace recipes.

 

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not usually a fan of using ketchup as the base for many BBQ Sauce Recipes but if you are in need of a quick and easy recipe and ketchup is at hand, then here you go!  You can make yourself a quick Honey barbecue sauce.

Honey Barbecue Sauce Recipe (using ketchup and Plenty of Honey)
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Recipe type: BBQ Sauce
Cuisine: BBQ
 

Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ⅔ cup salad oil
  • ¾ cup Vinegar
  • 1¼ cup ketchup
  • 1 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoons ginger, (fresh grated is better)
  • 1 lemon, sliced thinly
  • 5 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper (optional)

Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and heat to blend together.

 

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Honey BBQ Sauce Recipe (using Salsa)

Salsa Bottle

Blair’s Salsa

Here’s another simple homemade recipe for Honey BBQ Sauce but this time instead of ketchup or tomato sauce, this one uses your choice of salsa.  Yes, Salsa!  Now there’s so many salsa’s you can really go crazy with this one.  Personally, I’m a huge fan of peach or pineapple salsas.  If you can find a good mango salsa, that’s even better.  And, you can also go with a really hot and spicy salsa if you looking for something hot.

 

Honey BBQ Sauce Recipe (using Salsa)
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Recipe type: BBQ Sauce
Cuisine: BBQ
 

Ingredients
  • 1 cup of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup of prepared salsa
  • 1 half tablespoon of peppers
  • 1 tablespoon of minced garlic
  • 3 drops of liquid smoke
  • ½ cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of prepared mustard

Instructions
  1. First you mix the salsa, honey, mustard, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, and garlic in a sauce pan.
  2. Then you cook these ingredients at medium temperature for about 30 minutes, stirring continuously to prevent any burning or sticking.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and add in the liquid smoke.

 

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Honey Glazed BBQ Spareribs

BBQ Spareribs

BBQ Spareribs

Now for a quick and easy BBQ Spareribs recipe with a nice Honey Glazed BBQ Sauce.  This recipe uses the cheat of boiling the meat prior to grilling vs. slow cooking or true barbecuing.  Now, let me tell you that’s how I started grilling BBQ Spareribs and then glazing the with a nice BBQ sauce when I first started getting hooked on grilling.

 

To really make great spareribs, and it is hard, is to slow cook them.  The trick is to keep them moist.  The best way is to wrap them in aluminum foil while slow BBQing them.  I think its also important to have them properly smoked with Mesquite wood so you get that nice red ring in the meat with a great smoky flavor.  Whether you do this recipe the long-slow hard way of slow Barbecuing or through the quick method of boiling and then adding the Honey Glaze to the meat while grilling is up to you.  Just be sure to NOT burn the Honey BBQ Glaze with too high a heat on the grill.  That’s the secret to properly getting a nice glaze of the sauce on the meat without that burn flavor.

 

Honey Glazed BBQ Spareribs
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Recipe type: BBQ Sauce and Ribs
Cuisine: BBQ
 

Ingredients
  • 8 lbs pork back ribs, cut into 2 rib portions
  • Water
  • 1 tbsp salad or olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped fine
  • ¾ cup catsup
  • 1 cup wine vinegar
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 1½ tsp Tabasco or hot pepper sauce

Instructions
  1. Cook ribs in water (personally adding a good beer to the water mixture is even better!), simmer covered about one hour, then drain.
  2. Cook onion and garlic in hot oil approximately 10 minutes, then add balance of ingredients, heat to boiling, reduce heat and simmer uncovered about 20 minutes or until sauce slightly thickens.
  3. Ribs may be grilled about 20 minutes basting often with sauce. Just be careful not to burn the glaze with too high of heat.
  4. Or, ribs may be baked in oven with sauce for about 40 minutes at 450 degrees. Turning ribs over two or three times.

 

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