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Hawaiian Sweet and Sour BBQ Sauce Recipe + Free Printable

Updated 10/08/2020
BBQ sauce recipe with free jar label templates

The BBQ doesn't have to end just because it's the tail end of summer! There are still football games and tailgating parties needing tasty BBQ. I love this Hawaiian Sweet and Sour BBQ Sauce because no matter what time of year it is, you'll always feel like you're at a luau.

This sauce goes great on all types of meat (fish, chicken, pork, beef) and you can always add spice (chili pepper flakes) to it if you want. I'm not a big spicy person – I have more of a sweet tooth to be honest, so I always lean towards a fruity concoction. Either way, you'll love this recipe.

Total cook time: 20 minutes.

Supplies & Ingredients

Homemade BBQ sauce ingredients
  • OL892 (3" x 1.5" oval labels) and OL5375 (2" circle labels)
  • Free jar label template and Free lid label template
  • Jar(s) for the completed sauce
  • 1 small can of pineapple juice – 6oz.
  • 1/2 cup of packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 can of crushed pineapple in pineapple juice
  • 3/4 cup of ketchup
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp of garlic (I like chopped garlic cloves, but you could use minced garlic or garlic powder.)
  • 2 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce.
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp water
  • Chili pepper flakes to taste (optional)


Step 1

Making homemade BBQ sauce

Add all ingredients (except for the corn starch and water) to a medium pot. Bring the sauce to a boil then reduce to a simmer for 10-15 minutes.

Mix together the cornstarch and water and then slowly add to the sauce to your desired thickness.

Step 2

How to label handmade BBQ sauce jars

While the sauce is cooling, apply your printed labels. I bought these self-sealable glass jars at Hobby Lobby.

Step 3

Pouring sauce into jars

Pour the BBQ sauce in the jars.

BBQ sauce recipe + free printable labels

These jars make fun hostess gifts or party favors (especially luaus), and they're a cool way to present your favorite BBQ sauce when guests come over or when you go tailgating. Enjoy and let me know what you think!

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