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Steve Harvey Easy Homemade BBQ Sauce

Steve Harvey shares his easy homemade BBQ sauce recipe.
This Southern BBQ sauce is perfect for slathering your favorite meats for Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, or any other holiday!
You'll have enough leftover sauce to store in a mason jar and share!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Instant Pot cook time: 1 hour
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Soul Food, Southern Food
Keyword: BBQ sauce, easy BBQsauce, grill recipe, homemade BBQ sauce, Rufus Teague, southern food, Steve Harvey, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 16 bastings
Calories: 125kcal
Author: Shaunda Necole

Equipment

  • Instant Pot multi-cooker, Crock Pot or stockpot

Ingredients

  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 6 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 7 tablespoons pure cane sugar
  • 15.25 oz BBQ sauce Rufus Teague Honey Sweet BBQ Sauce
  • 15.25 oz BBQ sauce Rufus Teague Touch O’ Heat BBQ Sauce

Instructions

Stovetop Instructions

  • Place all ingredients (apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, sugar, and 2 Rufus Teague BBQ sauces) in a large pot on the stove on warm.
  • Fill an empty 15.25 oz. Rufus Teague bottle with water 1 ½ times, and add the water to the mixture in the pot.
  • Stir to combine the ingredients.
  • Simmer on low heat for about 30 minutes and cover with a lid.
  • This recipe makes 4 ¾ cups of BBQ sauce.
  • Approx 2 ¾ cups will sauce a whole chicken or a rack of ribs. You'll have approx 2 cups (a 16 oz. mason jar amount) to save for later.
  • Use approx 2 ¾ cups of BBQ sauce to coat your desired meat (Steve Harvey slathers his sauce on ribs). 
  • Store the remaining sauce in a mason jar or an airtight container.
  • Cook your BBQ sauced meat, serve, and enjoy!

Instant Pot Instructions

  • Place all ingredients (apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, sugar, and 2 Rufus Teague BBQ sauces) inside the Instant Pot stainless steel inner pot.
  • Fill an empty 15.25 oz. Rufus Teague bottle with water 1 ½ times, and add the water to the mixture in the pot.
  • Stir to combine the ingredients.
  • Close the Instant Pot lid and turn on the 'slow cook' setting for one hour.
  • This recipe makes 4 ¾ cups of BBQ sauce.
  • Approx 2 ¾ cups will sauce a whole chicken or a rack of ribs. You'll have approx 2 cups (a 16 oz. mason jar amount) to save for later.
  • Use approx 2 ¾ cups of BBQ sauce to coat your desired meat (Steve Harvey slathers his sauce on ribs). 
  • Store the remaining sauce in a mason jar or an airtight container.
  • Cook your BBQ sauced meat, serve, and enjoy!

Video

Notes

  • Steve also recommends his favorite Big Green Egg for BBQ on the grill!
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Nutrition

Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 557mg | Potassium: 168mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 121IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg
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