Mama's Barbecue Sauce

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Karen Carr

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My mother always used this recipe for her ribs and chicken. It was always wonderful and always got rave reviews. I never remember a time she made bar-b-que ribs and chicken that she used bottled sauce. She always made her own sauce and we loved it!

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This is a basic and delicious BBQ sauce. It leaves room to adjust the recipe to suit your taste buds. Sweet, savory, and a little tangy, we adored it the way it was written using the bigger measurements for vinegar. If you want it tangier, add more vinegar and pepper for a kick. Homemade barbecue sauce is very easy to make and this will be popular at your next BBQ. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★☆ 20 votes

Comments:
Serves:
unknown
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp
    dry mustard
  • 1 tsp
    water
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil, light or cooking oil of your choice
  • 1 Tbsp
    minced onions
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 6 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp
    Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 - 1/2 c
    vinegar
  • 1 small
    can tomato paste, 6 oz
  • 1/4 c
    molasses
  • 1/2 c
    tomato ketchup
  • 1 small
    can tomato sauce, 8 oz (optional)
  • 1/8-1/4 c
    liquid smoke (optional)

How to Make Mama's Barbecue Sauce

Step-by-Step

  1. Mix mustard with water and allow to stand 10 minutes.
  2. While the mustard is sitting, cook onions in oil until soft and transparent.
  3. Next mix spices and mustard mixture.
  4. Then mix in molasses and brown sugar.
  5. Add lemon juice.
  6. Stir in Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, and liquid smoke.
  7. Lastly stir in tomato paste, sauce, and ketchup.
  8. Let simmer for 10 minutes. Use immediately or allow to cool and transfer to bottle or jar for storing in the refrigerator.
  9. Note: You may adjust the ingredients according to your taste. I have added and omitted ingredients at times according to how I wanted to use the sauce and it always turned out very well!

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About Mama's Barbecue Sauce

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Collection: Grilling Favorites



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