Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe

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I am a Certified Kansas City Master BBQ Judge who judges in competitions over the east coast, so I know good a sauce when I taste it. I have worked on the sauce that would please my taste buds for some time. Guess What? I have finally found it!!! This sauce is so good, you will be preparing dishes just to to load on the sauce.
Warning! It does have a kick!! Enjoy!

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Servings: 2 Cups


Cost per serving $6.50 view details
  • 2-tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1-small onion, finely chopped
  • 2-garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1-teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1-tablespoon chile powder or paprika
  • 1 1/2 cups chili sauce, (can use ketchup)
  • 1/2 cup amber beer or ale
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2-tablespoons Dijon-style mustard
  • 2-tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and ground pepper
  • Tabasco sauce,optional or to taste


  1. In a saucepan cook onions in oil over moderate heat until tender.
  2. Stir in garlic, red pepper flakes, and chili powder and cook for one minute.
  3. Add chili sauce, beer, vinegar, water,brown sugar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt, black pepper, and Tabasco sauce, stiring to combine.
  4. Partially cover and simmer until slightly thickened about 15 to 29 minutes.
  5. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary with Tabasco sauce.
  6. Remove sauce from heat and allow to cool completely.
  7. Sauce can be refrigerated for 2 to 3 weeks or frozen for up to a month.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 351g
Recipe makes 2 servings
Calories 291  
Calories from Fat 131 45%
Total Fat 14.9g 19%
Saturated Fat 1.2g 5%
Trans Fat 0.35g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1268mg 53%
Potassium 435mg 12%
Total Carbs 34.3g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1.1g 4%
Sugars 28.78g 19%
Protein 2.53g 4%
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  • John Spottiswood
    October 27, 2008
    Looks incredible, Debbie. Want to try it. What does it go best with? Ribs?

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