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Texas BBQ Sauce Recipe
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Texas BBQ Sauce Recipe

The Real Texas BBQ sauce recipe consists of traditional variations of the same basic recipe, mostly served at home, or at local, low-key restaurants, the same way they once were served to locals in ranches and saloons.

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ Sauce
Servings: 4
Calories: 201kcal


  • A saucepan
  • Mixing utensils
  • Mixing bowls


  • 1 cup ketchup or pureed tomatoes. If using tomato paste, use ½ cup paste and ¼ cup water.

  • 1 cup Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 cup coffee grounds (I use Moca Java)

  • 2 cups chopped (white) onions

  • 6 cloves minced garlic

  • ¼ cup red hot chili peppers, chopped

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar

  • 3 TBSP chili powder and 3 TBSP pepper flakes

  • 2 teaspoons salt


  • First, mix the ground coffee, chili peppers, pepper flakes, salt, and sugar, and blend well.

  • Separately, mix the tomato paste with the other wet ingredients which are vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and onions.

  • Combine the dry and wet ingredients in a sauce pan, and simmer for about 20 minutes on low heat.

  • Puree all the ingredients together, and then go back and simmer the mix again.

  • Allow for the sauce to thicken, or serve at room temperature.


Serving: 40g | Calories: 201kcal