Memphis Rib Sauce

 

Memphis Rib Sauce

Memphis Rib Sauce

This traditional Memphis-style barbecue sauce is served as a side sauce and is not brushed onto the ribs as they cook. So, think dry rubbed ribs, with a dollop or two of this fine sauce to go with it. Let your guests decide how much sauce they want, and relax and enjoy some of it yourself.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Sauces
Cuisine American BBQ
Servings 3 Cups

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1-2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon Louisiana hot sauce

Instructions
 

  • Add chopped onion, red wine vinegar, and garlic to a blender or food processor, and puree. Heat oil in a medium pot, add blended mixture and saute over medium heat for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant. Add ketchup and mustard. Cook for additional 3 minutes, or until lightly bubbling. Stir often. Reduce heat to low, add brown sugar and hot sauce. Simmer for an additional 15 minutes; stir occasionally.
  • Remove sauce from heat and cool for 15-20 minutes before using. If preferred, you can use part of this sauce as a baste during smoking, or serve on the side with barbecued ribs.
  • Store sauce in an air tight container in refrigerator for up to 1 week after preparation.

Notes

Photo by: Sabrina Baksh