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Memphis Barbecue Sauce

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Memphis Barbecue Sauce

Memphis Barbecue, Memphis, Tennessee

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This is a flavorful sauce, on the sweet side. Add the lower amounts of sugar and molasses if you like your sauce a little less sweet. You can always add more while you're simmering the sauce.


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce
  • 3 t o 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon liquid hickory smoke flavoring
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • dash cayenne pepper, or to taste


In a saucepan, slowly sauté the chopped onion in butter until soft and just beginning to turn yellow. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer for about 15 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings. Delicious on chopped pork sandwiches or use with chicken.


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 5 out of 5
Our favorite sauce for pulled pork, Member kgb1001001

We love this sauce! This is our favorite sauce for pulled portk. We only make some small changes; we use gulden's spicy brown mustard instead of yellow mustard, and reduce the liquid smoke.

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