Memphis Magic Barbecue Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

A sweet, vinegary Memphis style sauce. Recipe from Smoke and Spice by Cheryl and Bill Jamison


  1. Cook onions in butter until soft and golden.
  2. Add everything else. Bring mixture to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until thick, stirring frequently.
  3. Puree in blender or food processor when cool.
  4. Serve warmed up.
Most Helpful

This is an excellent table sauce for smoked brisket, pork and sausage with an excellent vinegar character that cuts through the smokiest meats. This has been my goto for chopped beef sandwiches for years.

Mike M. September 27, 2015

Very Vinegary! Reduce to 1/3 cup and should be good to go.

Klavon18 January 17, 2009