Sriracha BBQ Sauce

For those that just can’t get enough spicy Sriracha sauce, incorporating it into something tasty for barbecue opens up a bunch of spicy eating fun. There’s a little sweet and a touch of tang in this Sriracha BBQ sauce. Brown sugar and honey pair with ketchup and lime juice in delicious ways. And it’s all tied together with the garlicky spiciness that the rooster sauce is known for (plus plenty of additional garlic.)

Sriracha BBQ Sauce
Sriracha barbecue sauce

Use this fiery sauce as a marinade for barbecue ribs and pork. Or simply put it on the side and use it as a dipper for chicken fingers and non-spiced beef satay. It’s also really good as a BBQ sauce base for spicy pulled pork or as a unique condiment for a burger.

Just note the garlic level here. As mentioned, there’s quite a bit of garlic in this sauce. If your meat is pre-seasoned with garlic, this Sriracha BBQ sauce may be a little on the garlic-heavy side. Remove cloves accordingly.

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Sriracha BBQ Sauce

Sriracha BBQ Sauce

Sweet with a touch of tang
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Sauce
Servings 32 servings
Calories 49 kcal


  • 1 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 2/3 cup soy sauce low sodium best
  • 2/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Sriracha sauce
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/4 cup lime juice approximately the juice of two limes
  • 8 cloves garlic minced, approximately 2 tablespoons of minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder


  • Heat the olive oil in a sauce pan over medium heat, then add the garlic. Sauté the garlic for 30 to 45 seconds, until fragrant. 
  • Lower the heat to low and add the ketchup, Sriracha sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, lime juice, garlic, honey, and onion powder. Allow all the ingredients to simmer, stirring often, for 20 minutes – or until the sauce reaches your desired consistency.
  • Remove from heat and allow the sauce to cool to room temperature. Use immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for future use. 


Calories: 49kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 483mgPotassium: 78mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 59IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Sriracha
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on June 18, 2023 to include new content.
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