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Smoky Barbecue Sauce Recipe

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My mother has been relying on this recipe for years. We especially enjoy it on a beef brisket. —Carla Holland, Oktaha, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 20 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons Liquid Smoke
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 44 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 375 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring often. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 2-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Smoky Barbecue Sauce in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2002, p232

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 44 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 375 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

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Reviewed Aug. 21, 2014

"Very good. Easy to make. I make extra and keep it in the refrigerator for when I need it."

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Reviewed Nov. 30, 2013

"YUM! Why don't we always make BBQ sauce instead of buying it?

I pan-fried the onions first in a bit of oil until they were tender, before adding to the sauce. Only used half the amount of Tabasco sauce, and next time wouldn't use any - just a bit too hot for my liking. Went well over grilled pork tenderloin and was easy to make."

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Reviewed Aug. 30, 2013

"I totally agree with thishungering. I used the full amount of liquid smoke and 1 heaping tsp onion powder instead of chopped onion. We like spicy food so I would either add more hot pepper sauce next time or add a tsp of cayenne. I also used it on pork ribs I had cooked in a slow cooker all day and shredded. It was awesome! Definitely a keeper."

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Reviewed May. 20, 2012

"Love this sauce! Tastes so much better than bottled BBQ sauce. Used it to make shredded BBQ chicken sandwiches, everyone loved them!"

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