Trip your trigger barbecue sauce

deb baldwin


I have made this sauce quite a few times and everyone just loves this.
My mom (mother-in-law)just does flip-flops over it. She puts it on everything.
This makes an excellent and very different sauce. Use this sauce to marinate, barbecue or just as a dipping sauce. Mom will give you a thumbs up if it is setting on the table "any" time of day.
This is great for any type of meat and I bet it is great on shrimp too!

I tweaked this recipe from Twyla Cook's "Spicy Tomato Jam" on JAP.


★★★★★ 1 vote

10 Min
35 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 can(s)
    tomato sauce, 15 oz
  • 1 can(s)
    tomato paste, 6 oz
  • 1 1/3 c
  • 2/3 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 Tbsp
    ginger paste
  • 1/4 tsp
    chile pepper paste (for mild) or more to your taste
  • 1/2 tsp
    cloves, ground
  • 2 Tbsp
    cinnamon, ground
  • 1/2 tsp
    cumin powder
  • 1/8 tsp
    nutmeg, ground
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 4 Tbsp
    cider vinegar
  • 3/4 c
    lemon juice

How to Make Trip your trigger barbecue sauce


  1. Get all of your ingredients ready.
    In a medium sauce pan, add tomato sauce and tomato paste.
  2. Simmer over medium to low heat.
    As sauce is heating, add all the rest of the ingredients one at a time and stir after each addition.
  3. Simmer for 35 minutes. Stirring every once in a while.
    Taste and adjust to your taste...
    Pour into a 1 quart jar to store in the refrigerator.
  4. This is great for marinade (add enough sauce to slather meat) and put in a ziplock bag and let it set for at least 1 hour. Then bake or barbecue.
    As a barbecue sauce: baste your meat the last few minutes.
    As a dipping sauce: put into a small dish to serve with your meal.

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About Trip your trigger barbecue sauce

Course/Dish: Dips Marinades Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American

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