"the Frugal Gourmet's" Southern Barbecue Sauce

READY IN: 1hr 40mins
Recipe by papergoddess

This is the only barbecue sauce I use for "Pulled Pork" barbecue. From Jeff Smith's first cookbook, "The Frugal Gourmet", 1984 One recipe is enough for about 10 lbs. of meat. It keeps well in a jar in the fridge. If you don't have liquid smoke, try adding some smoked paprika.

Top Review by Pierogis

I have made this sauce for many years and absolutely love it. I use ground polish mustard instead of the yellow stuff and sometimes crushed red tomatoes instead of tomato paste when I can grab them out of the garden. The added benefit of this sauce is that it works equally well on chicken and pork. It's also great on meats that have been smoked and smoked and smoked. You get the idea.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan.
  2. Simmer SLOWLY uncovered, stirring occasionally, until thickened.
  3. (approx 1 1/2 to 2 hrs.) (Watch it closely because it will burn if your heat is too high).

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