We all know how super-important good BBQ sauce is to the success of your grilling. If you’ve got the right one, it’s all the seasoning you need; if you’ve got the wrong one, ain’t nothin’ gonna save your meat.

There are great bottled brands on the market, and “best” is a matter of taste. But if you are feeling a bit adventurous, why not try your hand at an easy homemade BBQ sauce recipe? I admit I never thought of creating my own BBQ sauce until I was inspired by the “DIY (Do-It-Yourself ) Diva” columnist, Felisa Billet, in my Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller magazine. It turns out there are some DIY recipes which are easier than you, or at least I, thought.

It’s perfect for every summer celebration, but I’ll bet you’ll find yourself making it all year long. For more variations, come to Joy of Kosher.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 27 minutes
Ready Time: 37 minutes

Yields: 5 cups


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 pound frozen sliced peaches, defrosted
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon grainy mustard
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium high heat.
  2. Add onion and sauté for 5 to 7 minutes or until beginning to soften.
  3. Add remaining ingredients, except salt, and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until peaches are soft.
  5. Let cool slightly. Add salt and puree in a blender or food processor until smooth. Great on chicken!