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Barbecue Sauce Recipes
 

Barbecue sauce recipes come in many flavors and can be used for basting or only after your barbecue is done.

How to YOU like your barbecue sauce?

  • Hot or mild
  • Sweet or lots of vinegar
  • Thick or thin
  • Tomato based or mustard


Barbecue sauce recipes are usually well-guarded family secrets. No need to worry, I've cracked the safe!  I have collected all kinds of barbecue sauce recipes:
  • Mopping sauce
  • Texas style barbecue sauce
  • Carolina style barbeque sauce
  • ... and many more

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Lone Star Beer Mop
 

Ingredients

1

 

cup

vegetable oil

1/2

 

cup

white vinegar

1/2

 

cup

cider vinegar

1

 

cup

ranch dressing

3

 

small

onions, sliced

12

 

oz

Lone Star Beer

3

 

Tbsp

soy sauce

2

 

 

lemons, halved

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a large pot, squeezing the lemons as you add them. Simmer for 30 minutes, or until the onions are soft. Keep the mop sauce in a pot on top of the smoker so it stays hot. Makes about 6 cups.


Dive Joint Barbecue Sauce
 

Ingredients

2

 

cups

Ancho Pepper Barbecue Sauce
 or barbecue sauce of your choice

1

 

cup

meat drippings

Directions

Just before serving, heat the barbecue sauce, adding fresh meat drippings as you slice your barbecue.

Do not store sauce to which meat drippings have been added (food safety reasons).

Makes about 3 cups.


Ancho Pepper Barbeque Sauce

 

Ingredients

3

 

dried

ancho chiles, stemmed and seeded

1

 

Tbsp

 olive oil

2

 

cups

diced onion

6

 

cloves

 garlic, minced

1

 

cup

ketchup

       

1/2

 

cup

Worcestershire sauce

1/3

 

cup

packed brown sugar

1/8

 

cup (1 oz)

cider vinegar

1/4

 

cup

lemon juice

1-1/2

 

Tbsp

mustard

2

 

tsp

salt, or to taste

Directions

Soak the ancho chiles in hot water for 30 minutes or until soft. In a large, heavy saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat and add the onion and garlic. Sauté for 3 minutes, or until they begin to wilt. Add the ketchup and anchos and sauté for 4 minutes.

Add all of the remaining ingredients and simmer gently for 30 to 40 minutes, stirring frequently.

Note: This is a thick barbeque sauce - you may want to add water to thin it.

Remove the mixture from the heat and allow to cool. Place in a blender or food processor and purée.

Serve immediately, or store in the refrigerator in a sealed container for up to 3 weeks. Reheat before serving.

Makes about 4 cups.


Sam Houston Barbecue Sauce


This barbecue sauce has been handed down several generations from the cook who served barbecue to Texas Governor Sam Houston in 1860s.
 

Ingredients

2

 

cups

butter

1

 

cup

salad oil

1/2

 

cup

vinegar

2

 

large

lemons, juiced

3

 

Tbsp

ketchup

1

 

Tbsp

Worcestershire sauce

1/2

 

cup

parsley flakes, dried *

1

 

Tbsp

chili powder

1

 

tsp

red pepper (optional)

 

 

 

black pepper to taste

Directions

Melt butter and add oil, vinegar, lemon juice, and ketchup. Mix thoroughly and heat on medium. Add Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, parsley flakes, and pepper.

Bring to a boil and reduce to simmer. Keep sauce hot and use to mop meat during entire cooking time.

* Note: Parsley flakes help keep the sauce on the meat.


South of the Border Barbecue Sauce
 

Ingredients

1

 

cup

butter

1/2

 

cup

peanut oil

1

 

 

lemon, sliced thin

4

 

Tbsp

lemon juice

2

 

medium

onions, chopped

       
3

 

cloves

garlic, minced

1

 

tsp

black pepper, coarsely ground

1

 

tsp

red pepper or jalapenos to taste (optional)

1

 

tsp

salt

1/2

 

tsp

cumin, ground

       
5

 

oz

Worcestershire sauce

2

 

8 oz

cans tomato sauce

32

 

oz

ketchup

2

 

Tbsp

red wine vinegar

1-1/2

 

Tbsp

fresh cilantro, finely chopped

2

 

cups

water


Directions

Place butter and oil in a saucepan and heat until bubbling. Add lemon juice and slices, onions, and garlic; cook approx. 20 minutes or until onions are soft.

Add salt, pepper, cumin and stir thoroughly. Add all other ingredients except water and cilantro and cook for 1 hour. Add water and cilantro and cook at a slow boil for another 1 hour.


Cider Mopping Sauce
 

Ingredients

2

 

cups

cider vinegar

1/4

 

cup

margarine or butter

2

 

Tbsp

yellow mustard

1

 

Tbsp

salt

1

 

Tbsp

black pepper

1/4

 

cup

molasses (optional)

1/2

 

tsp

red pepper sauce (optional)

Directions

In a small saucepan, combine the vinegar, margarine or butter, mustard, salt, and pepper. If desired, add the molasses and/or red pepper sauce. Bring to a boil over medium heat.

Reduce heat to very low and simmer about 10 minutes. Makes about 3 cups.


Tennessee-Style Barbecue Sauce

 

Ingredients

1

 

cup

ketchup

1

 

8 oz

can tomato sauce

1

 

cup

brown sugar, packed

1/2

 

cup

cider vinegar

1

 

Tbsp

Worcestershire sauce

1

 

Tbsp

paprika

1-1/2

 

tsp

onion salt

1

 

tsp

dry mustard

1

 

tsp

red pepper sauce (optional)

Directions

Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook and stir over low heat until the sugar melts and the ingredients are blended.

Lower the heat and simmer about 10 minutes. Makes about 3-1/2 cups.


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