Steve Harvey Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe

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Steve Harvey shares his easy homemade Southern BBQ sauce recipe.

This Southern soul food BBQ sauce is perfect for slathering your favorite meats for Memorial Day, Juneteenth, 4th of July, Labor Day, or any other holiday.

You’ll have enough leftover sauce to refrigerate for later or share!

Steve Harvey Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe

Straight from the Steve Harvey Morning Show

The Steve Harvey Morning Show has been part of my wake-up ritual for almost two decades. It’s now a favorite podcast and a syndicated radio show featuring a cast of comedic personalities, including the host himself, Steve Harvey. He’s also known as “Uncle Steve” to his co-hosts Junior and Nephew Tommy, along with many of his loyal listeners.

Soul food country-cooking

As his website states, “Uncle Steve is straight from the country,” so it’s not uncommon for Unc to share stories and recipes about his favorite down-South meals, including this recipe for Steve’s take on making homemade BBQ sauce.

Uncle Steve’s BBQ sauce

Uncle Steve’s BBQ sauce

Each morning, I listen to the show from start to finish. Every episode ends with Steve’s Closing Remarks, where he shares his motivational advice.

With Memorial Day weekend approaching, Steve shared his BBQ rib sauce recipe instead of his usual inspirational guidance.

How to make BBQ sauce taste homemade?

Steve uses premium store-bought BBQ sauce, combined with additional seasoning and sugar to create the perfect sweet and soulful barbecue marinade!

Is white vinegar or apple cider vinegar better for BBQ sauce?

Ingredients

*See the recipe card below for a detailed list of ingredients with measurements.

  • Apple cider vinegar – imparts a tart and tangy flavor profile to balance the sweetness of the sauce
  • Garlic powder – for savory flavor infusion
  • Pure cane sugar – or you can substitute it with brown sugar to impart a slightly sweet molasses taste
  • Rufus Teague Honey Sweet BBQ Sauce – for a sweet honey flavoring to complement the smokey BBQ flavor of the sauce
  • Rufus Teague Touch O’ Heat BBQ Sauce – for a slightly spicy flavoring to complement the smokey BBQ flavor of the sauce

Is white vinegar or apple cider vinegar better for BBQ sauce?

Either will work, however apple cider vinegar imparts more flavor.

How do you make Steve Harvey’s homemade BBQ sauce?

How do you make Steve Harvey’s homemade BBQ sauce?

This recipe makes enough of Steve Harvey’s BBQ sauce for a whole chicken or whole rack of ribs, plus enough leftovers to fill a mason jar and share!

*See the recipe card below for detailed instructions for the stovetop or the Instant Pot.

  1. Place all ingredients in a large pot or pan on the stove.
  2. Fill an empty 15.25 oz. Rufus Teague bottle with water and add it to the pot.
  3. Stir to combine the ingredients.
  4. Cover with a lid and simmer.
  5. Slather the finished sauce on your favorite meats.
  6. Then, store any remaining BBQ sauce in a bottle, lidded mason jar, or an airtight container.

Watch the video for step-by-step instructions and key moments.

What do you serve with Steve Harvey homemade BBQ sauce?

What do you serve with Steve Harvey homemade BBQ sauce?

Choose from favorite Black BBQ menu ideas and soul food side dishes like Black folks Southern potato salad, Black folks Southern baked beans, and soul food Southern coleslaw.

Pro tip: Uncle Steve also recommends his favorite Big Green Egg for BBQ on the grill!

Black Folks Soul Food BBQ Ribs Recipe
Black Folks Soul Food BBQ Ribs Recipe
Soul food BBQ ribs are a perfect crowd pleaser and an all-time favorite main dish for potlucks, tailgates, game days, or a Black BBQ cookout menu. 
Check out this recipe!

How long does BBQ sauce last in the refrigerator?

Like most condiments, barbecue sauce can last up to nine months in the refrigerator.

BBQ sauce that’s opened and stored in the pantry is good for about a month. 

To get more out of your sauce, it’s best to store it in the fridge in an airtight container. 

How to make BBQ sauce taste homemade?

What do you think of this recipe for Steve Harvey’s homemade BBQ sauce?

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This recipe appeared first on ShaundaNecole.com on May 23, 2020.

Steve Harvey Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe

Steve Harvey Easy Homemade BBQ Sauce

Steve Harvey shares his easy homemade BBQ sauce recipe, perfect for slathering your favorite Memorial Day meats. 
And bonus—you'll likely have enough leftover sauce to bottle and share or refrigerate for later!
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
Servings: 16 bastings
Calories: 125kcal

Equipment

  • Large pot, pan, 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 or pan 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

 
 

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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