Bold & Spicy BBQ Sauce Recipe | How to Can Homemade BBQ Sauce

Bold & Spicy BBQ Sauce Recipe | How to Can Homemade BBQ Sauce

Today we will be going over How to Make a Bold & Spicy Homemade BBQ Sauce! By taking fresh Roma Tomatoes and processing them to create a smooth tomato sauce. Then, with the addition of this combination of ingredients & seasonings, you end up with a Bold & Spicy BBQ Sauce that is great to use for recipes or to have as a condiment! This BBQ Sauce is then water bath canned so that it can be added to your pantry shelf!

This Homemade Bold & Spicy BBQ Sauce Recipe is gone over, step by step, In This Video On YouTube. Check it Out By Following The Link Below!

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Bold & Spicy BBQ Sauce | How to Can Homemade BBQ Sauce

Bold & Spicy BBQ Sauce

The combination of flavors in this recipe & the slow cooking of the sauce results in a Bold & Spicy Homemade BBQ Sauce created from your Tomato Harvest!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours 30 minutes
Water Bath Canning Processing Time 20 minutes
Total Time 7 hours 10 minutes


  • 4 Quarts of Tomato Sauce [10 Lbs or @ 40 Roma Tomatoes]
  • 1 1/2 Cups Onion (Finely Minced) [@ 2 Medium Onions]
  • 1/2 Cup Molasses
  • 2 Cups Brown Sugar
  • 2 Cups White Vinegar (5% Acidity)
  • 1/2 Cup Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Pint Candied Jalapenos (Cowboy Candy) [2 Cups]
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Chipotle Pepper
  • 1 Tbl Mustard Powder
  • 1 Tbl Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbl Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Tbl Salt (Canning Salt)
  • 1 tsp Liquid Smoke (Hickory Flavor)


    1. Wash & prepare Roma Tomatoes in a Food Mill/Sauce Master/KitchenAid Food Strainer in order to remove skins & seeds, making 4 quarts of Tomato Sauce. Place into Nesco Roaster Oven or cooking pot on stove.
    2. Prepare Onion and add to Roaster Oven/Pot, stir to combine.
    3. Now add the Molasses, Brown Sugar, Vinegar, Worcestershire Sauce & Candied Jalapenos (Cowboy Candy). Stirring all ingredients until well combined.
    4. Next add the seasonings: Black Pepper, Chipotle Pepper, Mustard Powder, Garlic Powder, Smoked Paprika, Salt & Liquid Smoke. Stirring all ingredients until well combined.
    5. Turn Roaster Oven to 350 Degrees or Stovetop Pot to Medium High heat. Bring tomato mixture to a boil and continue to cook for about 30 minutes.
    6. Then use an immersion blender to create a smooth sauce like texture to the BBQ Sauce.
    7. Adjust the temperature on the Roaster oven or stove top & continue to cook until desired thickness. Stir occasionally to prevent burning or scorching.
    8. The cooking time will vary based on your preference of Bold & Spicy BBQ Sauce consistency. My preference, when using the Nesco Roaster Oven took 3 hours at 300 Degrees and 3 hours at 250 Degrees to reach desired thickness.
    9. Prior to the last 30 min of cooking, place a small amount of the Bold & Spicy BBQ Sauce onto a dish and chill in the refrigerator to help determine the thickness of the sauce once cooled.
    10. Add the Homemade Bold & Spicy BBQ Sauce to pint jars (or 1/2 pint jars), leaving a 1/2" headspace.
    11. Wipe rims of jars and place lid/ring on each jar, finger tightening the ring.
    12. Place jars into water bath canner for processing, making sure water covers the jars by an inch or two. The minimum processing time is 20 min; add time as necessary based on your altitude.
    13. Once processing is complete, let the jars sit in the water bath canner for about 5 minutes, then transfer to a towel/dish drying mat for 12-24 hours for cooling and sealing. Listen for the pings as they seal!
    14. After 12-24 hours, you can remove the rings, making sure the jars all sealed, label jars and place in a cool, dry place for storage. 50-70 degrees is optimal.
    15. If any jars did not seal, place them in the refrigerator for enjoying now!

    You can play around with the cook time of the BBQ Sauce to your preference; like Spicy BBQ Sauce that’s full of flavor? Cook as directed above. Like a sweeter or less spicy BBQ Sauce? Then try out some of my other BBQ Sauce Recipes for another take on this delicious sauce/condiment!

    This Is A tasty way to Use Tomatoes For A Great Homemade BBQ Sauce or Condiment. The combination of flavors in this recipe & the slow cooking of the Sauce results in a Bold & spicy sauce created from your tomato Harvest!

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