Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
This recipe is from the former president. I'm not sure how much it makes but the instructions say "a lot".
- 1⁄4 cup butter
- 46 ounces canned tomatoes, strained (crushed)
- 1⁄4 cup vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 3 teaspoons paprika
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1⁄4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce, according to taste (or more)
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- Mix ingredients in a small sauce pan.
- Simmer for about 15 minutes.
- Use for basting meat or chicken, and serve as sauce for it as well.
- This makes a lot of barbecue sauce so you will want to store some for later use.
This is a nice sauce! To me it is not in any way a bbq sauce but it did have a nice flavor. I was looking for a more typical bbq sauce so I added more vinegar and some brown sugar to give it more of a tangy/sweet flavor. I also pureed the mixture to give it a smoother texture. Thanks for sharing your recipe! Made for My3Chefs 2013
I'm not rating this recipe as I have not tried it. The copy of this recipe I have says it's a Updated Recipe and it is from The BBQ Issue of Bon Appetit magazine. My copy is slightly different it calls for 4 tbl (1/2 stick) butter, 2 1/2 c canned tomatoes pureed in a blender or food processor, 1/4 c distilled white vinegar, 1 c finely chopped onions. It says combine the ingredients in a nonreactive saucepan over med-high heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to med-low and simmer, stirring often for 15-30 mins. Store in an airtight glass container or jar in the refrigerator if not using immediately. Makes about 2 1/2 cups. Just some history it says this was Ike's favorite barbecue sauce and is a great addition to any summer get-together. It says it's simple to make, it's ideal as a finishing sauce to spread on grilled or barbecued meat once they're cooked. A splash of Tabasco to this savory sauce is sure to complement any grilled summer dish. This sounds yummy and picture I seen looks yummy. Thanks for posting! Christine (internetnut)