Petie's Top Secret Barbecue Sauce...shhh don't tell anyone, just make it your own...

Petie's Top Secret Barbecue Sauce...shhh Don't Tell Anyone, Just Make It Your Own... Recipe

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Petrice Balkan


I've been making this BBQ sauce off of the top of my head for years. My kids want me to write it down. It's just hard because it gets to the right taste (I call it it's tang) as I season and taste it. So that's why I said in the recipe title, "make it your own". Enjoy! PS I make a lot of sauce for 1 recipe - we just like it that way.


★★★★★ 3 votes

Good for 1 BBQ Chicken or 2 rack of ribs, etc.
15 Min


  • 2 c
    heinze ketchup
  • 4 Tbsp
    lea & perrins worchestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    red wine vinegar or tarragon and garlic flavored vinegar
  • 6 dash(es)
    tabasco sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    lime juice
  • 2 clove
    minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp
    dried onion flakes (can use fresh minced onions if you prefer)
  • 1 Tbsp
    juice from jalapeno jar
  • 3
    shakes of onion powder
  • 2
    shakes of celery salt
  • 3
    shakes of black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 11/2 tsp
    italian seasoning spice
  • 1
    shake crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 Tbsp
    white vinegar or more if you like the tang!
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar (or more if you like sweet tang!
  • 2
    shakes parsley
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried mustard (i don't use because family doesn't like taste)

How to Make Petie's Top Secret Barbecue Sauce...shhh don't tell anyone, just make it your own...


  1. Mix all together early in the day and let sit all day. If it's a bit runny, you can add more brown sugar if you want. It brews into a tangy delicious sauce that is good on everything!
  2. This was done from memory so may take you a few trials. I'll make BBQ sauce soon and re-check my measurements that came from my brain..... good luck!

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About Petie's Top Secret Barbecue Sauce...shhh don't tell anyone, just make it your own...

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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