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Sweet 'n' Spicy BBQ Sauce Recipe

Sweet 'n' Spicy BBQ Sauce Recipe

Dorothy Ross of Jackson, Ohio relates, "I owned a pizza shop for 10 years and developed this popular sauce to serve with a stromboli steak sandwich. Everyone loved it. It's also delicious on chicken and pork chops."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:64 servings


  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon garlic pepper blend
  • 1 tablespoon Liquid Smoke, optional
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt


  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until the flavors are blended. Remove from the heat; cool. Yield: about 2 quarts.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 67 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 191 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.

Wine Pairings

Blush Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a blush wine such as White Zinfandel or a Rosé.