Julia's Famous Spicy Barbecue Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a combination of different recipes I have tried over the past couple of years, keeping the elements I like the most. Everyone asks for the recipe so here it is! I like a spicy sauce. It's not too hot, but not sweet like most sauces out there. I'm still playing around with it, but I like how its going so far! ** update ** I have decided that perhaps pureeing the onions and garlic might be beneficial because most barbecue sauces don't have chunks of onion and garlic! I will work to change test and change this soon (3/2/10)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat vegetable oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and onions and cook, stirring, until softened.
  2. Add the vinegar to the pan and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  3. Place everything else in the pan stir and bring to a simmer. Cook for at least 30 minutes, or until thick.
  4. You may use it right away or cool it and refrigerate for later use.