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Texas bbq sauce recipe
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Texas bbq sauce recipe

Fresh Texas barbecue sauce might contain some meat drippings, so prepare to lick all your fingers with this one. This region’s sauce is heavily seasoned. Often it includes a mix of onions, chilies and peppers, and flavorful seasonings like cumin, chili powder, and paprika or hickory, earthy flavors. 

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


  • 4 strips bacon, cooked

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped

  • 2 cups tomato paste

  • ¾ cup brown sugar

  • 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke

  • 1 tablespoon onion powder

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil or shortening

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a pot over medium heat, cook garlic, onions, and bacon in vegetable oil.

  • Add the remaining ingredients once the bacon is cooked but not too crispy.

  • Bring the sauce comes to a boil, stirring gently to combine all the flavors and prevent burning.

  • Remove from heat and let cool.

  • Serve immediately, or add to a container. 

  • The sauce can keep in the refrigerator for months, but we doubt it will last that long.


Serving: 40g | Calories: 201kcal