Auburn Style BBQ Sauce

A tangy and lightly sweet BBQ sauce that's simple to make. Never buy bottled sauce again.
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Category Rubs, Sauces, etc.
Grill Used Kamado Joe
Cook Time Unknown
Meat Other, Beef, Pork or Poultry


2 cups ketchup
1/2 cup organic honey (use regular honey if unavailable)
1/2 cup malt vinegar (use 1/4 cup for a reduced vinegar taste)
1/2 cup Dijon Mustard
1/3 cup Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (the juice from 2 lemons)
1 cup dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons butter
1 sweet or yellow onion, finely chopped
4 cloves of garlic, crushed or finely chopped
3 dried red chili peppers
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon table salt


Add the onion, garlic and butter in a sauce pan over medium heat. Heat uncovered until the onions are fully cooked (about 4-5 minutes). Turn off the heat and add the salt, chili peppers and chili powder and stir into mixture.
Combine all other ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir thoroughly. Add the onion mixture and stir thoroughly.

Note: Much of the vinegar taste will be reduced when it is brushed on the ribs while cooking. If you want a very mild vinegar taste for adding to the ribs when served you can divide the wet ingredients into two bowls with 2/3 of the malt vinegar amount for basting and 1/3 in the bowl for serving.

Submitted By: D. Schultz, Auburn, GA Website:
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