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Texas Style Burnt Ends Sauce

Burnt Ends Sauce

This spicy Texas style burnt ends sauce that is specifically designed for all types of burnt ends. Burnt ends are delicious on their own, but make one heck of sandwich, especially coated in this sauce.
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Course: Sauces
Cuisine: American BBQ
Keyword: BBQ sauce, brisket burnt ends sauce, burnt ends sauce
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 188kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small sweet onion peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (sub with 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder)
  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup drippings from brisket or seasoned beef broth (see instructions)
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar (add more if you want a tangier sauce)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard (sub with yellow mustard)
  • 2 teaspoons Brisket Rub or favorite bottled rub (add only if using beef broth, and not brisket drippings)
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  • Heat oil in a medium skillet. Add onions and cook over medium to medium-low heat for 3-4 minutes until they become translucent. Do not brown onions. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
    Add all remaining ingredients, except butter.
    If you've wrapped your barbecued brisket in foil, it will release juices. Once you've unwrapped it, carefully pour out any juices that have collected. You should end up with at least 1 cup. Add some of this to the barbecue sauce. If this isn't an option, use beef broth seasoned with the same rub used on the brisket.
  • Simmer sauce over low heat for 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in butter. Let sauce cool for 5 minutes.
    Place sauce into a blender (do this in two batches) and puree sauce until smooth. Return mixture to the pot, and keep warm.
  • Cut burnt ends into chunks and add sauce. Toss to coat. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and place back into smoker for an additional 30-45 minutes.
  • Store unused sauce in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.. Rewarm in a saucepan on your stovetop before using.


Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 493mg | Potassium: 248mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 360IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg