The Best Barbecue Sauce

Marie Ward


I have made this sauce at least four times in the past year. It is a great sauce and goes perfect with the Perfect Pulled Pork I make. I'll be adding that to my recipe box soon.


★★★★★ 2 votes

Makes 7 cups
5 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 c
    heinz katsup
  • 2 c
    tomato sauce
  • 1 1/4 c
    light brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 c
    red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 c
    unsulphured molasses
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, cut into small pieces
  • 4 tsp
    hickory flavored liquid smoke
  • 1/2 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    celery seed
  • 1/4 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    coarsely ground pepper

How to Make The Best Barbecue Sauce


  1. In a large saucepan, over medium heat, mix together all the wet ingredients and then add the seasonings. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to low and simmer for at least 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. The sauce will thicken as it simmers (and then as it cools). I try to plan ahead and simmer for at least an hour. Use the sauce to brush onto meats the last ten minutes of grilling or for any other recipe where barbecue sauce is used.

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About The Best Barbecue Sauce

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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