Lemon Pepper BBQ sauce

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SMF Events Planning Committee
Original poster
Apr 17, 2006
Greenwood, MO
This recipe for Lemon Pepper BBQ sauce was posted in another section of the forum. All credit is due to forum member PigCicles, I just thought it should be here. Sounds great for chicken, how 'bout it PC.

Lemon-Pepper Barbecue Sauce

1/4 cup Chopped onion
1 1/2 teaspoon Vegetable oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 can (8 oz size) Tomato sauce
1 tablespoon Brown sugar
1 teaspoon Dried basil
1 teaspoon Dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon Paprika
1/4 teaspoon Coarse ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon Ground allspice
1 Lemon, grated zest only
2 tablespoons Lemon juice
1 tablespoon Cider vinegar

Prepare Lemon Pepper Barbecue Sauce:

In a small heavy saucepan over medium heat, cook onion in oil until softened, stirring often. Stir in garlic and cook a minute longer. Stir in tomato sauce, brown sugar, basil, mustard, paprika, black and cayenne peppers, allspice, lemon zest, lemon juice and vinegar.

Bring to a simmer over lowest heat setting and cook, covered, 15 minutes. Cool to room temperature for use right away, or refrigerate in glass or plastic container for up to 2 weeks.


Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Nov 25, 2006
I would say that if you are a lemon-pepper fan it would be good on anything. But yes chicken should be a must. Give it a try and see what you think