Southern Barbecue Sauce

Preparation info

  • Difficulty

    Easy

  • Yield: About

    2¾ Cups

Appears in

Craig Claiborne's Southern Cooking

Craig Claiborne's Southern Cooking

By Craig Claiborne

Published 1987

  • About

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup water
  • cups ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon Tabasco sauce, or more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
  • 3 tablespoons peanut, vegetable, or corn oil
  • Salt to taste, if desired
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes
  • ½ bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 lemon

Method

  1. Combine all the ingredients except the lemon in a saucepan. Add the juice of the lemon. Cut the lemon into quarters and add it.
  2. Heat thoroughly without boiling.
  3. Use the sauce to baste chicken, fish, spareribs, and so on as they are grilled.