#1 BBQ Sauce

Dave T.


This is a thin Carolina type sauce, it does not need refrigerated, even after opening. It's great on pulled pork or chicken, if you want to upgrade it to #1+ sauce add another 1/4 tsp cayenne powder and another 1/2 tsp red pepper flake.


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5 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


  • 2-c
    apple cider vinegar
  • 2-c
  • 1 1/2-c
    brown sugar
  • 7 Tbsp
    sorghum or molasses
  • 2 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1-tsp
    onion powder
  • 1-tsp
    dry mustard
  • 2-Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 4 1/2 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • 2 Tbsp
    smoke salt

How to Make #1 BBQ Sauce


  1. Add all ingredients together in a pan and bring to a boil. Decrease heat and let simmer 30 min
  2. Fill prepared pint jars and put lids on. Allow to seal

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About #1 BBQ Sauce

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: Southern

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