Dreamland BBQ Sauce (Dreamgoddess's Copycat Version)

"Dreamland BBQ...one of THE best rib joints in the state of Alabama. They make ribs so delicious, it'll make you wanna cry! It's worth every minute of the two hour drive from my house just to eat their ribs, not to mention the plate of Sunbeam bread and bowl of barbecue sauce (for dipping the bread in, of course!) that's brought to the table when you first arrive. I found a copycat recipe (which was an excellent recipe, by the way)for their famous sauce on another website, but I thought it needed just a bit of tweaking. I think Dreamland's sauce has more of a vinegar taste to it and it is definitely hotter than the copycat recipe. This is my version of the copycat recipe that I've tweaked a bit to taste more (in my humble opinion) like Dreamland's original sauce. This recipe makes a very thin bbq sauce."
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Ready In:
8 cups




  • Combine the tomato and mustard in a dutch oven.
  • Stir together until well mixed.
  • Add remaining ingredients.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Serve warm with smoked or grilled ribs.
  • You can also do as we do at Dreamland, take a piece of plain white bread and dunk it in the sauce.
  • Absolute heaven in a bowl!

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  1. back off the tomato a little. add (as strange as it may sound) some beer. make this a couple days in advance.....awesome!!!
  2. This sauce has way to much tomato in it. We followed it just like the directions, even let it set for two days in the fridge and the tomato taste was still over powering. This sauce is a little pricey to make cause of the spices, but we finally saved it by adding a few adjustments. Good try though!
  3. This was not Dreamalnd. Not even close. It didn't taste good at all and I followed it to the "T". Very disappointed.
  4. This recipe is terrible!!! It tastes absolutely NOTHING like the dreamland bbq sauce. I'm actually not blaming dreamgoddess, because there are a bunch of very similar recipes online...but holy goodness....way off. To be honest...not only does it not taste like dreamland sauce...it just tastes bad.
  5. Best BBQ sauce EVER! I make this every chance I get because friends and family is always disappearing with Mason Jars of the stuff! Thanks So Much!


  1. a little beer, back off the tomato some. play with the red pepper



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