Memphis BBQ Sauce Recipe

Discussion in 'Sauces, Rubs & Marinades' started by khuhner, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. khuhner

    khuhner Fire Starter

    Since I asked for a brine recipe in the poultry section, I figured I'd donate one back to the smoking masses!

    I have tried somewhere between 8 to 10 versions to get to this one. Enjoy.

    Memphis BBQ Sauce:
    2 cups ketchup
    1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
    1 cup water
    3 Tbsp light brown sugar
    2 Tbsp dark brown sugar
    5 Tbsp sugar
    1/2 Tbsp ground white pepper
    1/2 Tbsp onion powder
    1/2 Tbsp ground mustard
    1 Tbsp lemon juice
    1 Tbsp worcestershire sauce
    1 Tbsp liquid smoke

    Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for an hour until thickened.

  2. brgbassmaster

    brgbassmaster Meat Mopper

    This stuff is great. This is the only sauce besides mustard sauces that i have made. Everyone loves it.
  3. hambone1950

    hambone1950 Master of the Pit Group Lead

    This sounds great. I'm saving it to try on my next baby backs...thanks for sharing. :grilling_smilie:
  4. drumsmoker

    drumsmoker Newbie

    hi great recipe. I tried and loved it, very much.left out the liquid was it great on pull pork an ribs.
  5. psycho dad

    psycho dad Smoke Blower

    Made a batch last night. I'll try it out this weekend and let you know what we think.
  6. countryboy-q

    countryboy-q Fire Starter

    Pretty close to my own. Sounds good!
  7. New York City?!?  (said with a Texas drawl)

    I will definitely give it a try!
  8. Does anyone know if I can substitute in molasses instead of dark brown sugar? Also thinking of adding some garlic powder and a little bit of pepper flake to kick it up in heat a notch.
  9. casmurf

    casmurf Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Don't see why not.

    try it and let us know how it worked out.

    jerry s.
  10. khuhner

    khuhner Fire Starter

    Sure, why not! The recipe has white pepper, which you substitute half with powdered cayenne, or all of it. This way the sauce is still smooth. You can add red pepper flakes as well :)

  11. q3131a

    q3131a Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Making this tonight

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