I have been making this barbeque sauce for more than 30 years, Everyone who has tried it has seemed to enjoy it. You need to taste it as you are making it to tweak it as you go, at least, that's how I do it, This is the basic recipe, Enjoy:
Sweet Texas Barbeque Sauce
1 medium, (about 1 cup) finely chopped or puréed onions
4 cups catsup or if you prefer you can use ketchup
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup dark chili powder
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
2 Tablespoons Key Lime Juice or, you can use lemon juice
2 tablespoons (or to taste) liquid smoke (optional)
Mix all ingredients together and place in a medium saucepan.
Bring to a simmer on medium heat stirring occasionally so as not to scorch.
After your meat* is nearly done roasting, apply this sauce liberally and continue to cook, add more and cook meat till tender an falling off the bone. Then add more sauce…...Enjoy!
* Excellent on chicken, pork and beef I believe it would be awesome on anything grilled! With this sauce on em', you could eat erasers.