BBQ Sauce Texas Style

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Submitted by Xinlum

The only other sauce recipe on this wiki uses ketchup and other sweet ingredients. This BBQ sauce is a more of a tangy somewhat sweet, somewhat sour kind of thing. It can be a little strong for some people.

Ingredients (for one person)[edit]

  • 1 can of Tomato Sauce (8 oz small can, not a regular 15 oz can)
  • 1/3 cup of Molasses
  • 1/4 cup of Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of Chili Power
  • 1-3 teaspoons of granulated garlic (to taste)
  • 1-3 teaspoons of black pepper (to taste)
  • 1-3 teaspoons of salt (to taste)

A single clove of garlic can be substituted if you don't like the powdered garlic. The salt and pepper is completly up to how much you think you want. Go with a single teaspoons and add more until you like the taste.

Ingredients (Family Size)[edit]

  • 2 can of Tomato Sauce (regular 15 oz cans)
  • 1 and 1/3 cups of Molasses
  • 1 cup of Vinegar
  • 4-6 teaspoons of Chili Power (to taste)
  • 2-5 tablespoons of granulated garlic (to taste)
  • 2-5 tablespoons of black pepper (to taste)
  • 2-5 tablespoons of salt (to taste)

Once again 4 cloves of garlic to substitute if you want some fresher ingredients. This size has a little bit less tomato to other ingredient ration (2 ounces off) but it still tastes great. If you have people that aren't fans of chili powder, stick with 4 teaspoons and no more per batch.


Combine all ingredients into one sauce pan of appropriate size. If using fresh garlic, crush it as small as you can. Stir all the ingredients. The molasses won't mix that well with the others just yet. Turn on your stove to a high temperature and wait. Once it starts boiling, stir it for about 2-3 minutes until you no longer the molasses as seperate to the tomato sauce mixture. At this point cut down the heat and simmer for about 30 minutes to an hour. Serve it warm. If storing for later use, be sure to heat it up and stir it so that the molasses doesn't separate again.

This sauce also works well for basting. Coat in on ribs or chicken before throwing it on the pit to cook it.