Texas BBQ Sauce


Texas BBQ Sauce

Texas BBQ Sauce

This traditional Texas BBQ Sauce has a sweet and spicy mixture of pure deliciousness. Somewhat old fashioned when compared to the recent incarnations, this sauce takes a little time but it is definitely worth the effort. Use on beef and pork ribs, or serve as a table sauce.
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Course: Sauces
Cuisine: American BBQ
Keyword: barbecue sauce, Texas Barbecue Sauce
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Cooling Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 cups


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 3 sticks of celery chopped
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons spicy mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 beef bullion cube crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon sweet paprika
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt add more based on preference
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • Melt butter in a medium sauce pan. Add garlic, onion, and celery. Cook over medium heat until vegetables are translucent; about 3 minutes. Add water and crushed bouillon cube. Stire mixture until bullion has dissolved. Add remaining ingredients, stir and simmer on low for 12 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and cool sauce for 10 minutes. Pour into a blender and blend until smooth. You may need to do this in two batches.
  • Store leftover sauce in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Store in the freezer for 1 month.

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