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spring hill ranch central texas barbecue sauce

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Wiley P
Sierra Vista, AZ

If you spend much time in Texas, you will no doubt note that there is a great BBQ shack every quarter mile or so along the wonderful intra-state Texas highways. Of the many sauces around the state, this one is from the Hill Country of central Texas where beef and lamb are kings of the slow-smoking barbecue pit. Influenced by the hearty German pioneers of the area, this is a sweet, very savory tomato-based sauce. It adds a wonderful complexity to barbecued beef brisket and beef ribs and even lamb shanks. The sauce keeps well covered and refrigerated for at least a week.

★★★★★ 1
serves 1 Quart
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For spring hill ranch central texas barbecue sauce

  • 3 Tbsp
    salted butter
  • 3 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 3 c
  • 1 c
    packed light (golden) brown sugar
  • 1 c
    worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 c
    lemon juice (fresh is best, but bottled will do)
  • 3
    chipotle chiles (with adobo)
  • 3/4 tsp
    ground cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 3/4 tsp
    freshly coarse ground black pepper
  • 3/4 tsp
    apple, mesquite or hickory liquid smoke

How To Make spring hill ranch central texas barbecue sauce

  • 1
    In medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the garlic and stir until it is fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in the ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice chipotles, cayenne, salt, pepper and liquid smoke (if using). Bring the pot to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low. Simmer the sauce, stirring occasionally, until it has reduced to about the recipe amount and thickened slightly, about 15 to 30 minutes.

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