Summertime Barbecue Sauce Recipe
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Summertime Barbecue Sauce Recipe

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When my daughter was seven, she would come home from school and eat this sauce by the spoonfuls. Company loves it, too, on pork chops or ribs. Every time I make it, someone asks for the recipe! —Diane C Shipley, Mentor, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 48 servings


  • 4 cups finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 cups ketchup
  • 1-1/3 cups lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup prepared mustard
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons steak sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Liquid Smoke, optional
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, optional

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 78 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 527mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven, saute onion in oil for 8-10 minutes or until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Cool. Transfer to storage containers; cover and refrigerate overnight. Yield: 3 quarts.
Originally published as Summertime Barbecue Sauce in Taste of Home August/September 2006, p39

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