10 Spicy Honey Barbecue Sauce Recipes That Are Easy To Make

Honey BBQ sauce deserves that extra kick – which is why spicy honey BBQ sauce is one of our favorite sauces! Sweet and spicy, it works amazingly well with a bunch of different dishes.

If you are looking to make your very own spicy honey BBQ sauce, then here are a few easy recipes you need to try out!

10 Spicy Honey Barbecue Sauce Recipes That Are Easy To Make

Traditional Spicy Honey Barbecue Sauce

First, let’s learn how to make some traditional spicy honey BBQ sauce. This way, you can add it as a dipping sauce or as an additive to any kind of dish after it has been cooked! You will need:

  • 1 cup of ketchup
  • ½ cup of honey
  • ¼ cup of white vinegar
  • ¼ cup of molasses
  • 1 teaspoon of liquid smoke flavoring
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon of paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon of chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of onion powder

Making traditional spicy honey BBQ sauce is really easy. All you need to do is stir up the ketchup, honey, vinegar, and molasses together in a pan over a medium heat. When it is smooth, add the rest of the ingredients.

If you really want a kick to your sauce, then double up on the chili or paprika. Stir in the seasonings, reduce the heat to low, and let it simmer until it is thick – this will take about 20 minutes.

You can then serve your spicy honey BBQ sauce!

Vegan Spicy Honey Barbecue Sauce

For a vegan way to make spicy honey BBQ sauce, you will need:

  • ⅔ cups of water
  • ⅓ cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 6 ounces of unsalted tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of black molasses
  • ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon of paprika
  • ½ teaspoon of onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of hot pepper sauce
  • ½ teaspoon of vegan liquid smoke (optional)

Mix all the ingredients together with a whisk over a low heat. Stir occasionally for 20 minutes until the sauce is smooth, then remove from the heat and store in an airtight container for 30 minutes. Serve cool.

Jalapeno Honey Barbecue Sauce

If you want a honey BBQ sauce that will really leave you sweating, then try out a jalapeno honey BBQ sauce. To make your own, you will need:

  • 4 cups of ketchup
  • 1 ½ cups of dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup of honey
  • ½ cup of apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoons of garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon of onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon of ground black pepper
  • 7 ounces of pickled jalapeno peppers

Add all the ingredients to a pan over a low heat. As a note, some pickled jalapenos will contain other ingredients like onions or carrots in the can – these are fine to include into the sauce too.

Stir occasionally for 20 minutes and leave it simmer.

Leave the sauce cool before blending it in a blender to make it smooth. Then, you can store the sauce in an airtight container or jar for up to a week. Swap it out for traditional spicy honey BBQ sauce in the following recipes.

Spicy Honey Barbecue Chicken Wings

Chicken wings is a classic American dish, so to make a spicy and honey BBQ variant of this dish, you will need:

  • 2 ½ pounds of chicken wing pieces
  • ⅓ cup of hot sauce
  • ⅓ cup of traditional spicy honey BBQ sauce (from the above recipe)

Preheat your oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a pan with aluminum foil and arrange the wing pieces out on the pan. Pake on the lowest rack for thirty minutes.

While the wings are cooking, you can make up the spicy honey BBQ sauce. Take it off the heat when ready, and stir in the hot sauce to make it extra spicy.

Once the wings are done, remove them from the oven and mix them with the spicy honey BBQ sauce. Then, you can serve them up – it’s easy!

Spicy Honey Barbecue Ribs

Spicy honey BBQ sauce also pairs well with classic ribs, so to make some you will need:

  • 1 rack of ribs
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon of paprika
  • ½ teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 cup of traditional spicy honey BBQ sauce

Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix the dry spices together and brush olive oil over the top of the ribs. Then, rub in the dry mixture over the ribs. Wrap the ribs in foil and place on the baking sheet.

Cook for 3-4 hours – the longer you cook, the more tender they will become. While they are cooking, you can make the traditional spicy honey BBQ sauce.

Once your ribs are cooked, remove them from the foil and place them on the grill at 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Grill each side for 3-4 minutes, then brush the spicy honey BBQ sauce over the top. Grill for a further 2 minutes on each side.

Then, remove the ribs to the cool part of the grill, close the lid and let them continue cooking for another 30 minutes to 1 hour at 250-300 degrees.

Once the ribs are cooked, let them rest for 5 minutes before serving alongside some extra spicy honey BBQ sauce.

Spicy Honey Barbecue Ribs

Spicy Honey Barbecue Sausage Dinner

For this delicious dinner dish, you will need:

  • 2 cups of traditional spicy honey BBQ sauce
  • 1 pound of potatoes (halved)
  • 12 ounces of sausages
  • 10 ounces of green beans
  • 1 small yellow onion (diced)

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and either line a sheet pan with parchment or spray with olive oil cooking spray. Add the potatoes to the pan with some extra oil, salt and pepper. Leave them to roast in the oven for 20 minutes.

Make up the traditional spicy honey BBQ sauce while the potatoes are roasting. Add the green beans, sausage and onion to the sauce, and mix. Once the potatoes are roasted, add the mixture and leave them in the oven to cook for a further 15 minutes.

Make sure the sausages are thoroughly cooked before serving!

Baked Cauliflower Wings With Spicy Honey Barbecue Sauce

Why not try this vegan alternative to the classic chicken wing dish – by using cauliflowers instead! You will need:

  • 1 head of cauliflower, or 4 cups of florets
  • 1 cup of water
  • ¾ cup of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of ground pepper
  • 1 cup of vegan spicy honey BBQ sauce (recipe is further up in our list)
  • 1 tablespoon of hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, and line a baking sheet with the oil.

Wash and cut your cauliflower head into florets. In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, water and spices together until smooth. Dip each floret into the batter, cover fully, and place on the feet.

Once done, bake the florets for 20 minutes until the batter is golden brown.

While the florets are baking in the oven, you can make up the spicy honey BBQ sauce. Add the additional hot sauce for extra spice and some extra coconut oil to make the sauce creamy.

Remove the cauliflower from the oven and dip them into the spicy honey BBQ sauce. Then rearrange them on the baking sheet and cook for a further 10 minutes. Serve hot with some salad for a delicious vegan meal!

Spicy Honey Barbecue Chicken Thighs

To make your very own spicy honey BBQ chicken thighs to add to the perfect meal, you will need:

  • 6 chicken leg quarters
  • ¼ cup of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups of traditional spicy honey BBQ sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of butter

Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Wash and pat the chicken dry. Then mix the dry ingredients together to make a rub mixture. Rub the mixture over the chicken pieces and refrigerate them in a covered shallow dish for 2 hours.

Meanwhile, you can make up the spicy honey BBQ sauce with added butter to make a really creamy sauce.

Then, place your prepared chicken thighs into a greased baking pan. Bake them for 25 minutes, then brush the BBQ sauce over the chicken. Make sure to keep about ½ cup to drizzle and serve later.

Cook the chicken pieces for another 6 minutes – but make sure they are thoroughly cooked before serving.

Spicy Honey Barbecue Chicken Burgers

Serve up some amazing tasty chicken burgers lovingly glazed with some spicy honey BBQ sauce! You will need:

  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 4 brioche buns
  • 2 cups of traditional spicy honey BBQ sauce

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Make the seasoning by adding all of the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Sprinkle the seasoning onto both sides of the chicken breasts and make in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.

Then, remove the chicken and spread the BBQ sauce onto both sides. Bake the chicken for a further 5 minutes, remove them from the oven and spread more BBQ sauce. Cook again for another 5 minutes before serving them piping hot.

Add them to the buns and add any extra toppings you like – tomato, lettuce, jalapeno, cheese, extra BBQ sauce, whatever you like!

Spicy Honey Barbecue Noodles

Finally, for something a little different, why not try some spicy honey BBQ noodles. You will need:

  • 1 packet of noodles
  • 1 cup of cooked chicken pieces
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons of chopped garlic
  • 1 cup of shredded cabbage
  • ½ cup of spring onion (chopped)
  • 1 ½ cup of traditional spicy honey BBQ sauce

Cook the noodles as per the instructions on the packaging, then keep them aside. Drizzle with some olive oil for flavor. Then, make up your traditional spicy honey BBQ sauce and leave it to one side.

In another pan, add the chopped onion and garlic. When the opinions are soft, add the rest of the vegetables apart from the spring onion. Add a pinch of salt for flavor.

Then, add the pre-cooked chicken and cook for a further 2 minutes. Add the noodles and BBQ sauce, mix, then serve with a garnish of spring onion.

Conclusion

And there we have 10 recipes for spicy honey BBQ sauce and some dishes you can incorporate this delicious sauce to. There are plenty to try out, so it is time to grab the pans and start cooking!

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