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Homemade BBQ sauce

| Updated Feb 4, 2017

If you like BBQ sauce but are not a fan of the corn syrup laden selections in the grocery isle. Experiment with making a homemade sauce and keep the sauce in your fridge. Listed below is an easy sauce that is great on chicken, beef and Kansas City pork ribs.

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makes: 1 1/2 quarts


2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup celery, chopped finely
3 tablespoons yellow onion, chopped finely
1 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dry mustard
Fresh ground pepper to taste


In a medium saucepan, melt butter then add celery and onions and stir as needed over 2-3 minutes over medium high heat. Add the remaining ingredients and whisk or stir to combine. Bring the sauce to a boil then reduce the heat to simmer. Cover the saucepan and allow the sauce to simmer for 15 minutes while stirring occasionally. Remove the sauce from the heat and transfer the sauce to a ball jar or bowl and cover until you are ready to brush the sauce on the meat.

Mike Wendland

Published on 2017-02-04

Mike Wendland is a multiple Emmy-award-winning Journalist, Podcaster, YouTuber, and Blogger, who has traveled with his wife, Jennifer, all over North America in an RV, sharing adventures and reviewing RV, Camping, Outdoor, Travel and Tech Gear for the past 12 years. They are leading industry experts in RV living and have written 18 travel books.

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