Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins

A different way to cook spaghetti. The homemade BBQ sauce is delicious, but I suppose in a pinch you could use any pre-made sauce. From Down Home with the Neelys on Food Network (what would we do without that channel)!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For BBQ Sauce:.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine all ingredients.
  3. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to simmer.
  4. Cooked uncovered, stirring frequently, for 2 hours.
  5. For BBQ Spaghetti:.
  6. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Saute the pepper and onion, until softened for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the garlic salt.
  7. Add the BBQ sauce and bring to a boil.
  8. Reduce the heat to a low simmer and add the chopped meat.
  9. Meanwhile, fill a large pot with water and bring to boil. Season liberally with salt and add spaghetti. Cook for 7 minutes, until al dente (firm but not hard) and drain. Toss spaghetti with sauce.


Most Helpful

I really enjoyed this. My only change to the recipe was to add some liquid smoke to the sauce. Thanks for the posting.

torie t. August 04, 2008

This was wonderful. The only thing I did different was to add some ground chicken. I have made this before, but did not use this sauce. I believe this sauce really makes this so good. I think I thought I could get by with a bottle of sauce last time, but I'm so glad I made this sauce this time. Thanks so much for posting. I will be making this a lot this summer.

cooking-BAG June 01, 2011

It's getting the 5 for the sauce-- so very good!! Due to picky kids, I knew I couldn't serve them this exactly as written-- but my modifications were minor altogether-- heaven forbid that there actually be a meat/sauce mixed in with the spaghetti!! I slow cooked, using only 1/2 cup water (boneless pork ribs) til fork tender (about 4 hours on high) and served meat, sauce, spaghetti all separate-- to be mixed as desired. Very yummy. I also cut back on the pepper- which I usually do to recipes due to personal taste. Thanks for a great BBQ pork!!

didyb July 07, 2009

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