Homemade Texas BBQ Sauce Recipe

The foundation of a Texas BBQ sauce is tomato, made thick and rich with plenty of chilli, vinegar and not a lot of sugar; sometimes no sugar at all.

Homemade Texas BBQ Sauce

When you think of Texas and barbecue, what comes to mind? It's got to be beef! More specifically you'll be thinking Texas barbecue brisket

The Texas barbecue sauce recipe below has a mild intensity to it and contains no sugar, but feel free to add some if you like. Likewise, add or subtract chilli, mustard, etc to suit your taste.

This Texas style sauce recipe can easily be increased if you've more people to cater for, or you just like lots of barbecue sauce.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Serves: 6

  • 12 tablespoons of tomato ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons of cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • Small onion, grated
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of chilli powder (or mustard powder)
  • salt to taste


Put all of the ingredients together in a small saucepan and bring to the boil, then gently simmer for 10 minutes stirring occassionaly. If required add a little water. After simmering, remove from the heat and serve immediately, or allow to cool and put in a covered container and store in the fridge.

Great for serving with brisket or beef steak, but equally good with pork, chicken or burgers.

In Texas, low and slow is the way with lots of smoke. To enhance the smokiness of the Texas BBQ sauce, after it's made put in an open container and put in your smoker alongside the food that you're smoking. Try using a foil container that can be thrown away after you've finished smoking your sauce.

Serve your sauce Texas style; warm.

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