Cook-Off Barbecue Sauce Recipe
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Cook-Off Barbecue Sauce Recipe

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After looking for the perfect BBQ sauce for 12 years, I tried making my own. After many attempts, I hit on the magic combination. Everyone who's tried it agrees that it's a winner. —Phil Maine, Truckee, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 pepperoncini, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoon: 36 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 308mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein .


  1. In a small saucepan, combine all the ingredients; heat through. Serve with chicken or pork. Yield: 1 cup.
Editor's Note: Look for pepperoncini (pickled peppers) in the pickle and olive section of your grocery store.
Originally published as Cook-Off Barbecue Sauce in Taste of Home August/September 2008, p14

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jllm 163363
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2014

"This was very good."

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