Delayed Heat BBQ Sauce Recipe -
Delayed Heat BBQ Sauce Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Delayed Heat BBQ Sauce

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"Starts out sweet, comes back with some heat. You will feel this one on your tongue, not your lips. This recipe started as a simple vinegar based BBQ sauce, but as I got into it I realized I wanted some heat and sweet too. Makes a good marinade with 1/2 the sugar and the addition of 1/3 cup oil."

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Original recipe makes 2 1/2 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. In a medium resealable container, blend ground dry mustard and water. Mix in dark brown sugar, cider vinegar, soy sauce, chili powder, and ground black pepper. Seal container, and shake until thoroughly blended.
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Oct 16, 2003

Just wanted to up my rating to 5*. I made this again since I liked all the ingredients, added some cayenne pepper, marinated for 48 hours, and it was great! Such a nice change from so many marinades with soy sauce. Thanks for the recipe!

Jun 24, 2007

This is way too liquid to be a bbq sauce. It's more of a marinade than anything else. I did manage to make sauce out of it by omitting the water and reducing the cider vinegar to a 1/2 cup. I also reduced the chili powder to 2 Tbsp. and the black pepper for the children. I mixed everything in a saucepan over medium heat to get rid of the sugar grit and stirred in a can of tomato paste. Not bad.


8 Ratings

Dec 20, 2011

I added the tomato paste and put over heat as well. Wouldn't have been so sauce-like without. I also added a little dab of hot sauce for an extra kick.

Oct 27, 2013

I had high hopes for this recipe. I looking for a homemade BBQ sauce to pair with some Ore-Ida french fries and tater tots. This mixture turned out to be very liquidy and like other reviewers said, it more of a marinade than a sauce for dipping.

Jun 04, 2013

WOW! I'll be honest, I wasn't terribly impressed with this one at first. Thin, watery...ugh. But I let it simmer for about an hour and it thickened WAY up. Not a thin sauce at all by the time it had simmered for a while. The only change I made was a few drops of liquid smoke and subbing brown sugar Splenda for the sugar.


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  • Calories
  • 115 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.7 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 1.4 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 393 mg
  • 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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