Robust & Sassy Barbecue Sauce (sallye)

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This is an excellent robust sauce that can be used with just about any kind of meat. It is especially tasty when used with pulled pork. Use sparingly on chicken as it tends to overpower chicken, but I have used it before on barbecued chicken.


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yield is about 3 cups of sauce
5 Min
25 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 c
    hunts catsup
  • 1/2 c
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 c
    dark molasses
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 c
    spicy brown mustard
  • 1/4 c
    worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    onion powder
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    franks hot sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    liquid smoke flavoring
  • 2 each medium
    bay leaf

How to Make Robust & Sassy Barbecue Sauce (sallye)


  1. The reason I use Hunts tomato products is because they use all natural products with no additives. But you can use the brands of your choice for the catsup and hot sauce if you prefer. For a milder sauce, you can lessen the hot sauce to 1 tablespoon.
  2. Place all ingredients in a heavy medium saucepan. Mix well with whisk or wooden spoon.
  3. Place saucepan over medium heat and cook, stirring frequently, for at least 20 minutes of until desired consistency is reached.
  4. Remove from heat and pour into airtight container if not using immediately. Will keep in fridge for up to a week if kept airtight.

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About Robust & Sassy Barbecue Sauce (sallye)

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: Southwestern
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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