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Copycat Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce {Made from Scratch}

You may never buy premade barbecue sauce again after you make this from scratch recipe that tastes just like Sweet Baby Ray's!

Course Sauces
Cuisine American
Keyword sweet baby ray's recipe, sweet baby rays from scratch
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 52 kcal
Author Marjorie @APinchOfHealthy


  • 1 bottle bottle organic ketchup (I used Annie's 24-ounce bottle)
  • 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1.5 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke (you could add more if you prefer a smokier BBQ sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan, and whisk to combine.
  2. Simmer for about 5 minutes (or longer if you prefer a thicker texture).
  3. Store for up to two weeks in the refrigerator.

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Recipe Notes

Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator. Each serving is approximately 2 tablespoons and is approximately 1 PointPlus on Weight Watchers.

Makes about 2 cups total.

Nutrition Facts
Copycat Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce {Made from Scratch}
Amount Per Serving
Calories 52
% Daily Value*
Sodium 331mg14%
Potassium 129mg4%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Vitamin A 275IU6%
Vitamin C 1.6mg2%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.