Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Finger Lickin’ BBQ Sauce

Meet my favorite BBQ Sauce.

I’m fairly certain it’s not like any other you’ve had before. This was adapted from a family recipe that’s been passed down through the years… I changed it up a bit (can’t go giving away all the family secrets ;))and made it to my liking and BOY is it good!!!

This is the sauce we used on our ribs for the rib-off we entered at church. One of the comments on the judging cards was, “Best sauce EVER. It’s like a party in my mouth!” haha And there you have it…

Use my favorite BBQ Rubย & rub it on a pork butt or some baby back ribs… slow cook those babies and finishย them off with this sauce. Oh. My. Word.

Some recipes that would go GREAT with this Sauce (excuse some of the old and hideously orange-ish photos haha):

Take advantage of the summer heat… break out your grills and keep your kitchens cool! Barbecue the heck out of something, ya’ll!

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Finger Lickin' BBQ Sauce

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10-15 minutes

Total Time: 20-25 minutes


36 oz ketchup
3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup A-1 sauce
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoon onion powder
2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon black pepper (less if you can't handle the heat)
2 teaspoon ground mustard
1 teaspoon liquid smoke


Whisk ingredients together in a large saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, reduce heat to low, and keep warm until ready to use!

Store extra sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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16 Responses to “Finger Lickin’ BBQ Sauce”

  1. 1

    shelly (cookies and cups) — July 17, 2012 @ 12:01 pm

    I need to get my butt in gear and make some BBQ sauce. I have been far too lazy for far too long ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Katie @ Blonde Ambition — July 17, 2012 @ 3:10 pm

    This sounds heavenly! Does the black pepper really add some spice? Because I love me some heat!

    • Tina replied: — July 17th, 2012 @ 3:31 pm

      surprisingly it totally does! Cayenne is usually my go-to for heat… but the black pepper does the trick in this! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Chels R. — July 17, 2012 @ 7:34 pm

    I need to make this. Where does one find liquid smoke though?

  4. 4

    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — July 18, 2012 @ 9:51 am

    Your BBQ sauce sounds amazing! I just love making BBQ sauce, it’s so rewarding and delish!!

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — July 18, 2012 @ 10:09 am

    This sounds amazing! Homemade BBQ sauce is the best!

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    Julia — July 18, 2012 @ 11:59 am

    This sounds delicious and I love BBQ sauce! But I can never make my own because it has ketchup in it and I have a HUGE FEAR of ketchup! Lol. I know that its in the sauce, but if I see it being made theres no way I’ll eat it.

    • Tina replied: — July 19th, 2012 @ 4:11 pm

      you don’t like Ketchup?!!! I. would. not. survive. haha I put it on EVERYTHING. Hashbrowns, fries, burgers… all of life’s finest things ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — July 18, 2012 @ 12:25 pm

    The best part about my hubs not liking bbq sauce… I’d get to enjoy this myself!

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    Nikki @Pennies on a Platter — July 18, 2012 @ 10:13 pm

    I love making my own BBQ sauce. And, although I have a fave, I’ll have to give yours a shot! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker — July 19, 2012 @ 1:05 pm

    Love it! I don’t use barbecue sauce very often, but I’ve been wanting to try a homemade version. This sounds awesome!

    • Tina replied: — July 19th, 2012 @ 4:09 pm

      Okay, Michelle, you totally made my day commenting on my lil ol blog! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I LOVE reading yours!

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    Sabrina — July 21, 2012 @ 6:18 am

    I’m going to cut down the white and brown sugar each by 1/4 cup to reduce the sugar…what do you think?

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    Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes — July 23, 2012 @ 1:41 pm

    Love, love, LOVE this!! Sounds so perfectly balanced with the sweet and the salty. Fantastic recipe – can’t wait to try it!!

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    Ayesha Imran — August 11, 2012 @ 11:59 am

    whats A-1 sauce.How it can be replaced or substituted.

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    Angie Vogler — June 15, 2014 @ 3:39 pm

    Ayesha, I would try HP Brown Sauce as a substitute if you can get that.

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