Copycat McDonald’s Tangy BBQ Sauce — Copycat recipes are all the rage on the internet, and for good reason – they let you enjoy your favorite restaurant dishes right at home! This recipe for Tangy BBQ Sauce is just like the one from McDonald’s, and best of all, it’s really easy to make. So why not give it a try? Your taste buds will be thanking you!
Whether you’re a fan of McDonald’s or not, there’s no denying that their Tangy BBQ sauce is pretty delicious. But what if you don’t live near a McDonald’s, and don’t want to pay for shipping? Well, now you can make your own copycat version at home! This sauce is easy to make, and it tastes just like the real thing. So, give this sauce a try next time you’re in the mood for some barbecue chicken or ribs!
Why is McDonald’s Tangy BBQ Sauce Amazing?
I don’t know about you, but I love McDonald’s Tangy BBQ Sauce. It’s my favorite dipping sauce for their fries. But what makes it so amazing? Why is it so different from other BBQ sauces? Let’s take a closer look at this delicious sauce and see what makes it so special.
McDonalds BBQ Sauce Ingredients
Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce; Is there anything better than Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce? It’s the perfect balance of sweet and tangy!
Kraft Original BBQ Sauce: Kraft’s Original BBQ sauce is a must-have for any cookout. The tangy, smoky flavor is perfect for chicken, pork, or beef ribs. It’s also great as a dipping sauce for fries or onion rings.
Corn Syrup; Or you can use white granulated sugar.
How To Make McDonald’s Tangy BBQ Sauce
Step One; Start by warming up the Sweet Baby Ray’s and Kraft BBQ Sauce in either a small saucepan, over low to medium heat, or in the microwave, heat until warmed through.
Step Two: Slowly fold in the granulated sugar or corn syrup, mixing well until the sugar is dissolved or the corn syrup is incorporated into the mixture.
Step Three; Cover and refrigerate, until serving time, or at least an hour before serving.
Ingredients Notes and Substitutions;
Today’s recipe only includes three ingredients, but I wanted to give you some easy substitutions so that anyone can make this recipe.
Sweet Baby Ray BBQ Sauce: Sweet Baby Ray’s Original is known for being a sweet and salty bbq sauce, so you can use any sweet bbq sauce that you have on hand. Some great substitutions are Heinz Kansas City Style Sweet & Smoky BBQ Barbecue Sauce, or Traeger Show Me the Honey BBQ sauce.
You can also make a homemade Sweet Baby Ray recipe, this one is my favorite!
Kraft Original BBQ Sauce: This is an easy and delicious bbq sauce, but you can use any of your favorite homemade or store-bought bbq sauce. Any flavor will work here, but you are not looking for a spicy or flavored bbq sauce.
Corn Syrup: I know a lot of you do not like using corn syrup, you can easily change it out to another sugar. Including granulated white sugar, molasses, or honey.
Who makes McDonald’s BBQ sauce?
Happy to say that McDonald’s prepares and makes their own bbq sauce. They only have it currently in packages (small) which is why you really need to know how to make your own. This way your bbq sauce that tastes like McDonald’s can always be in your refrigerator!
What are the ingredients in McDonald’s BBQ sauce?
According to the website McDonald’s, it includes: High Fructose Corn Syrup, Water, Tomato Paste, Red Wine Vinegar, Distilled Vinegar, Salt, Contains 2% Or Less: Modified Food Starch, Spices, Soy Sauce (water, Soybeans, Wheat, Salt), Soybean Oil, Dextrose, Xanthan Gum, Natural Smoke Flavor, Garlic Powder, Cellulose Gum, Chili Peppers, Caramel Color, Sodium Benzoate (preservative), Onion Powder, Sherry Wine Powder, Natural Flavors. And contains Wheat, Soy.
What To Serve With McDonald’s BBQ Sauce
Whether you’re a fan of McDonald’s BBQ sauce or not, there’s no denying that it’s a popular condiment. So, what should you serve with it? From burgers and fries to chicken and ribs, we’ve got you covered!
Salad Dressing: Since this salad dressing is low-carb and keto-friendly you can use it on any of your favorite salads, such as my recipe for Air Fryer Cobb Salad!
Dipping Sauce: Use it on your favorite Air Fryer French Fry Recipes, Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries, Air Fryer Onion Rings, and so much more!
Toppings: Use it for your Air Fryer Hamburgers, Air Fryer Salmon Burger, and even Air Fryer Turkey Burgers!
How To Store Mcdonald’s BBQ Sauce
Before you serve this delicious copycat bbq sauce Mcdonald’s let it chill for about an hour. And if you have any leftovers, place them into the refrigerator in an airtight container. It will last for about a week.
How To Freeze
You can freeze this recipe as well, and place it into a freezer-safe container or freezer bag. It will last for 1 to 2 months. To use place into the refrigerator overnight to allow it to defrost.
More Homemade Sauce Recipes!
If you love a great Copycat Sauce or Dipping Sauce, here are some of my favorites!
COPYCAT HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE SYRUP: Making your own Hershey’s chocolate syrup is so much cheaper and easier than buying it at the store. All you need is a few ingredients!
IN-N-OUT BURGER SPREAD DIPPING SAUCE (COPYCAT): If you’ve ever been to an In-N-Out Burger and had their spread, you know how addicting it is. Well, now you can make your own at home! This copycat recipe is easy to follow and just as delicious. Enjoy!
COPYCAT KFC HONEY MUSTARD SAUCE: If you love KFC’s honey mustard sauce, you’ll love this easy copycat recipe. It’s perfect for dipping chicken fingers, fries, or even veggies. Best of all, it’s made with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry! Give it a try today. You won’t be disappointed.
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I'm sure you've all had McDonald's BBQ sauce before. It's a staple at their restaurants and for good reason – it's delicious. But what if I told you that you could make a copycat version of the sauce right at home? It's true! And it's easy to do, too. All you need is some common ingredients and a few minutes of your time. So why not give it a try? I promise you won't be disappointed.
- 1/2 cup Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue Sauce
- 1/3 cup Kraft original flavor barbecue sauce
- 1 teaspoon corn syrup or granulated white sugar
Start by warming up the Sweet Baby Ray's and Kraft BBQ Sauce in either a small saucepan, over low to medium heat, or in the microwave, heat until warmed through.
Slowly fold in the granulated sugar or corn syrup, mixing well until the sugar is dissolved or the corn syrup is incorporated into the mixture.
Cover and refrigerate, until serving time, or at least an hour before serving.
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