Beach House BBQ Sauce

Author Notes: There's nothing I like better than the first BBQ of the summer with friends standing around the grill after a fun day at the beach. I came up with this BBQ sauce last summer, and it's now our go-to for anything we want to grill, whether that's chicken, burgers, pork chops, you name it. I love to keep some around into fall to remind us of the fun times all summer, and it's great to break out a new batch in the spring in eager anticipation of summer yet to come.Meatballs&Milkshakes

Serves: many


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 plum tomatoes, seeded
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Worchestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar (dark or light)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 1 tablespoon aleppo pepper powder
  • 1 tablespoon ancho chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
In This Recipe


  1. Saute the onion and garlic in the vegetable oil until softened. Add the tomatoes and tomato paste and allow to simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 15 minutes longer. Let cool a bit and then puree in a food processor.

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