DIY Condiments: Our Favorite Ketchup, Mayo, BBQ, and Mustard Recipes

Last Updated July 13, 2016



See how easy it is to make ketchup, mayonnaise, hot sauce, mustard, BBQ sauce, and more. You'll never go store-bought again, and your version will probably be healthier. Photo courtesy of jules, cc licence 2.0.  

Tomato Ketchup

Most of us grew up on ketchup that’s overly sweet with a vinegar bite. Try this homemade cultured ketchup, and you’ll never go back to the store-bought version.

Homemade Herb Mayonnaise

I like good homemade mayonnaise. I have spent many hours carefully whisking in 1 drop of oil at a time to try and create the perfect mayo. There were times when I thought I would just make a mustard...

Homemade Mayonnaise

Homemade Mayonnaise
From Around my French Table by Dorie Greenspan

Making Your Own Mustard

It's easier than you think, and the results will surprise you

Five-Spice Mustard

Hot! Ground spices can replace the whole ones in this no-vinegar blend. Mixed with soy sauce and honey, it makes a great dip for Chinese dumplings. Three or four tablespoons in a pound of ground meat...

Roman Mustard

Roman Mustard Recipe
Turn mustard seeds into condiment gold with this easy DIY recipe.

Sweet & Tangy Apple Cider Barbeque Sauce

Sweet and Tangy Apple Cider Barbecue Sauce
This sauce is perfect over a pork roast or beef brisket for sandwiches. Making homemade barbeque sauce lets you control the ingredients. You’ll be amazed at how simple it is to make, as well as how...

Blueberry-Bourbon BBQ Sauce

Blueberry-Bourbon BBQ Sauce
This zesty sauce is super easy—stir, simmer and sauce it up! Lacquer it over everything from grilled chicken to salmon to pork ribs. Or serve it alongside your favorite roast, stir it into...

Datil Pepper Hot Sauce

Jar of datil pepper sauce
Living in Northeast Florida, you probably know someone with a recipe for datil pepper sauce. But this is Pat Hamilton's Datil Pepper Sauce! The majority of datil peppers grown in the U.S. are produced...

Big D’s Hot Pepper Sauce

Big D's Hot Pepper Sauce
I use white sea salt, which has bigger crystals and better flavor than table salt. It is not iodized and has no anti-caking additives in it, both of which can affect the color and taste of the sauce....

How to Make Worcestershire Sauce

As a die-hard DIYer, my pantry is filled with little things I make myself: ketchup, mayonnaise, barbecue sauce, flour mixes.  And my...

Salted Caramel Sauce

The addition of this addictive sauce will make any dessert that much more special. Tie a spoon to the jar with a holiday ribbon for quick access. Makes about 4 cups