Big Al's Tennessee Red Bar-B-Q Sauce

READY IN: 15mins
YIELD: 20 ounces




  • Put the 1 cup of ketchup in a mixing bowl and then add all the other wet ingredients. Then add all the dry seasonings.
  • The final sauce will be thinner if you add in more vinegar (based on taste). No need to heat this sauce. Just mix or shake in jar and done -- simple but with huge flavor! Best if added to finished pulled pork or last 15 minutes of ribs. If you want to use as a marinade, add water to desired consistency. My other sauce on Allrecipes: Big Al's K.C. Bar-B-Q Sauce is the #1 rated 5 Star sauce. I hope you really enjoy this simple and flavorful recipe.
  • Footnote: The sauce needs no heat. Just add, mix and use (or refrigerate). For the basic recipe use 1/2 cup of vinegar. If you like more zip, then gradually add more after tasting initial recipe. If you need more heat, add in the red pepper flakes to taste. The Korean Red Pepper Paste can be purchased at any Asian market or on-line. If you don't have any and can't wait, then add in a touch more honey (2 T) and some Sriracha hot sauce (2 T).