This is the basically the same recipe as my Texas Homemade BBQ Sauce for Canning or OAMC OAMC BBQ Sauce but in this one I give you instructions and ingredients for a much smaller quantity, 6 cups (1 1/2 quarts) instead of gallons! lol There have been so many arguments started over whose has the best sauce- but we all know Mama's is best! lol
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 4 cups ketchup (32 oz)
- 2 cups tomato sauce (16 oz)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon seasoning salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 4 1⁄2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice (I use fresh)
- 1 jalapeno, finely chopped- adjust to taste
- Saute onion in butter until clear.
- Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
- Add all other ingredients and simmer for at least 30 minutes. *I throw the lemon in after I have squeezed the juice out and remove before serving.
- Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.
Well darlin', every TEXAS BBQ sauce (as per the name of this recipe) darn sure starts with tomato sauce - further East they start it with apple cider vinegar - but that's the great thing about local cuisine! Great recipe! I bet the type of ketchup used makes a difference too. Thanks!!
If you are looking for a real Texas style sauce, this is it. I've never been a fan of the very sweet Kansas City sauces, or the overly vinegary Georgia style sauces. They are okay on pork, but really not good on beef, and they always make me feel a bit of nausea. This sauce has balance and is good on every smoked meat I have tried it on.