My husband is completely obsessed with finding sauces and dressing without high fructose corn syrup. Do you even know how difficult this endeavor is? I spend way too much time reading through ingredient labels and typically I find one brand or variety without the HFCS and it’s exactly $10 more than all the other options.
If you’re looking to decrease the amount of high fructose corn syrup or just want food without 192 ingredients, you definitely need to try out this incredibly simple 3-Ingredient BBQ Sauce. You probably have all the ingredients in your pantry right now!
Easy 3-Ingredient Barbecue Sauce
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup honey (raw honey tastes SO much better than those little squeeze bears)
2 T. Worcestershire sauce
- Combine all ingredients.
- That’s it!
This BBQ sauce recipe is perfect for meatloaf and slow-cooker pulled pork sandwiches.
If you want to jazz it up even more, add about a teaspoon or so of adobo sauce from a can of chipotle peppers. Gives it just a bit of a kick and a nice, smokey flavor.
Obviously, you’ll have to find a ketchup sweetened with regular sugar or cane sugar to completely avoid the HFCS situation. Here are the ketchup brands without high fructose corn syrup I could find:
- Heinz Simply Ketchup
- Hunt’s 100% Natural Tomato Ketchup
- Annie’s Naturals Organic Ketchup
- Nature’s Best Organic Tomato Ketchup
- Trader Joe’s Organic Ketchup
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Thanks for this great recipe I needed in a pinch. I used raw huckleberry honey, pure maple syrup and brown sugar because I like sweet bbq sauce lol
Kathy T says
Just made this last night. Thank you so much for the recipe! My son is on a gluten, dairy, and corn free diet so it was helpful to make my own sauce. I subbed the cornstarch with glutinous rice flour (1:1) and it turned out great. This is a definite keeper!
Kathy T says
Thank you for this! My son just had to go dairy/ gluten free. This was exactly what I was looking for! My bbq sauce was full of high fructose corn syrup – nasty! (He has a corn sensitivity too). The Worsthershire sauce I had on hand had high fructose corn syrup but I used it anyway since it was 2 TBSP and going into a crockpot full of chicken. (I will look for a corn syrup free Worshtershire sauce in the future). I used No sugar added Heinz ketchup and fresh honey from the farmer’s market. It was SO DELICIOUS!! Everyone loved this, I love the simplicity and flavor of this sauce.
Hey Kathy, if you have a Safeway or Albertson’s near you the O organics brand has Worcestershire Sauce
Can you put this sauce inside the meatloaf? Seems like that would taste awesome!
You bet!! I’ve actually used it to “baste” my meatloaf a few times and it’s delicious. Also great tossed with cooked chicken wings.
Grace🥑🥑🥑 Tillett says
Where on earth do you find out where the ingredient measurements are (grams , how much)? I am not as experienced as you so I would really like to have the measurements!!!!!!!! I am not good at just chucking stuff in and tasting!!!!
The honey and ketchup are both in “cup” measurements (I updated above!) and the Worcestershire sauce is in tablespoons. I hope that helps!
Traci Kenworth says
Thanks for this easy recipe! After having my child I was diagnosed as being allergic to corn- all things corn. As you can imagine finding foods, sauces, most anything without corn syrups or starches in them (by any name it goes by) is DIFFICULT. If you have more corn free recipes I would love to check them out!!
Yay!! So glad you found it. It really is crazy how many things corn is in.
Too much sugar and too much sodium. Might as well buy processed bbq sauce and skip the trouble of making it. Nothing to accomplish for ones health with this one.
Pretty sure nobody is eating BBQ sauce in an attempt to be healthy. This is a way to cut out some of the garbage ingredients in processed sauces. And, you know, it tastes good.
Fred Meyer’s Simple Truth Ketchup has no HFCS :
…Organic tomato concentrate (water, organic tomato paste), organic sugar, organic vinegar, salt, organic onion powder, organic spices…
Sir Kensington’s doesn’t either. I’ve been wanting to try it but it is a bit more expensive.
Thanks for the recipe. I will have to try it. 🙂
Lydia @ Thrifty Frugal Mom says
Oh, can’t wait to try this! I love how simple it is and that I can use a “real” sweetener.
This is my NEWest favorite BBQ sauce. I have been using it for about a year now. Even my parents make it all the time! BIG HIT
Angela Davis says
Awesome! So glad it’s working for you!