Lou's BBQ Sauce (Sweet and Smoky)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

This sauce came from the my friend Lou. He makes the best BBQ. His meat recipe is listed as Boston Butt Bar B Que.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients, except for the ketchup in a large, deep, saucepan. Cook uncovered, until all ingredients are disolved about 5 minutes.
  2. Add ketchup and bring to a boil stirring constantly so it doesn't splatter.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Reduce heat slightly and simmer uncovered until dark, thick and richly flavored about 30 minutes, stirring often.
  5. Use right away or transfer to jars, cover and cool to room temp and refrigerate. Sauce will keep for several months.


Most Helpful

I got this same recipe from Steven Raichlen's Sauce Bible. I make it without the allspice just for a little change up. I always use Plochman's yellow mustard.

bosmatj January 15, 2012

I made half a recipe to go with Recipe #279555.. Great with the pork. Served with jalapeno cheddar bread and KFC coleslaw.

adopt a greyhound October 31, 2010

Mmmmmmm -- this is positively addictive! I will admit that because I am not a fan of overly-sweet, I used only 5 Tbsp brown sugar, and used 3/4 cup cider vinegar instead of just 1/2. That gave it just enough *tang* for my taste, and now this sauce is just about perfection on a spoon! Yummmmmmmmy! Noting another reviewer's difficulty getting the mustard to dissolve, I used a whisk to stir the sauce prior to adding the ketchup. Nice and smooth, no lumps. Thanks, MsSally! Your friend Lou is brilliant!

Susiecat too April 15, 2008

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