A thicker, BBQ-style sauce for brushing on beef, ribs and chicken legs.


  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 1/4 cups orange juice
  • 3/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 medium onion, grated or very finely diced
  • 1 tablespoons smoked paprika (sweet or hot)


Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring often. Chill before using. Baste or brush meat or poultry with sauce several times during grilling.

Sauce can be made ahead and kept covered in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Variations: Pomegranate Rosemary (substitute pomegranate juice for the orange juice and rosemary for the paprika). Tomato Fennel (substitute tomato juice for the orange juice and crushed fennel seeds for the paprika). Pineapple Peppercorn (substitute pineapple juice for the orange juice and cracked black peppercorns for the paprika)

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Submitted 6/13/07.
Source: National Honey Board
Submitted By: b smith

Honey Orange and Smoked Paprika BBQ Sauce