Smoked Brisket Sauce

Try my Smoked Brisket Sauce recipe today!  

This recipe is for those of you who believe in a good brisket sauce. A deep, rich tomato-based sauce that compliments the natural beefiness of brisket. Serve this smoked brisket sauce on the side or use it in brisket sandwiches. While this recipe requires a few extra ingredients, the results will be well worth it!

Smoked Brisket Sauce Ingredients:

  • Ketchup
  • Dark brown sugar: this type of sugar contains more molasses. If you do not have it on hand, use regular (or light) brown sugar plus 1 tablespoon of molasses in the brisket sauce instead.
  • White vinegar
  • Chili sauce: see note below
  • Small yellow onion
  • Bottled sweet rub: or use my Honey BBQ Rub
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Garlic 
  • Cutter
  • Vegetable or olive oil
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Steps to Making Smoked Brisket Sauce:

  • Heat oil in a medium saucepan. Add chopped yellow onion and cook over low heat for 4 minutes. They should be translucent and not browned.
  • Next, add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add all remaining ingredients, EXCEPT the butter. 
  • Increase heat to medium-high and allow the brisket sauce to simmer for 2-3 minutes. Stir often.
  • Reduce heat to low, and simmer sauce for 12-15 minutes. Stir occasionally. Keep a close eye on it to prevent scorching. 
  • Remove the pan from the burner and stir in the butter. Let the smoked brisket sauce cool for 10-15 minutes.
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Blending, Serving, and Storing:

  • Working in batches, pour half of the brisket sauce into a blender. Puree mixture and pour into a large clean bowl. Repeat the process with the second batch. You can also use an immersion blender, and blend the sauce right in the pot.
  • Pour the smoked brisket sauce into condiment bottles, and use it right away.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. You can store it in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Note on Chili Sauce:

The chili sauce called for in this brisket sauce recipe is not the same chili sauce found in the Asian food aisle. Instead, look for the tomato-based chili sauce available in the ketchup aisle. 

 

Ultimate Brisket Sauce

Smoked Brisket Sauce

This recipe is for those of you who believe in a good brisket sauce. A nice, rich tomato-based sauce that compliments the natural beefiness of brisket. Serve as a table sauce or use in brisket sandwiches. This recipe required a lot of ingredients, but the results will blow your mind!
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Course: Sauces
Cuisine: American BBQ
Keyword: barbecue sauce, brisket sauce
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Servings: 2 Cups
Calories: 974kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups ketchup
  • 1 1/4 cups dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup chili sauce the tomato kind, not Asian chili sauce
  • 1 yellow onion finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons bottled sweet rub of choice
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2-3 cloves garlic peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a medium saucepan. Add chopped onion and cook over low heat for 4 minutes. They should be translucent and not browned.
  • Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add all remaining ingredients EXCEPT butter. Turn heat up to medium-high and let the sauce simmer for 2-3 minutes. Stir often.
  • Reduce heat to low, and let the sauce gently simmer for 12-15 minutes. Stir occasionally. Keep a close eye on it to prevent scorching. Cooking will thicken the sauce.
  • Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in butter. Let sauce cool for 10-15 minutes.
  • Working in batches, pour half of the sauce into a blender. Puree mixture and pour into a large clean bowl. Repeat the process with the second batch.
    You can also use an immersion blender. Simply blend sauce right in the pot.
  • Pour sauce into condiment bottles, and use it right away.
    Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days after preparation. You can also store it in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Notes

Chili Sauce: The chili sauce called for in this recipe is not the same chili sauce found in the Asian food aisle. While those are delicious sauces, their flavor profiles steer this brisket sauce in a different direction. Instead, look for the chili sauce in the ketchup aisle. It’s the same stuff used in cocktail sauce.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 2cups | Calories: 974kcal | Carbohydrates: 211g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 2823mg | Potassium: 1332mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 189g | Vitamin A: 1433IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 227mg | Iron: 4mg
Smoked Brisket Sauce

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