Family Favorites Southern BBQ Sauce

  The Ultimate Southern Living cookbook has three BBQ
sauces listed in their sauces and gravies and I tried this one, mainly because it had chili sauce and celery seed in the recipe. It was a great sauce. I made half of the recipe which was a great plenty for four sandwiches. I am giving you the recipe for the full amount. Southerners really do know how to do BBQ. 
The sauce was easy and fast to make and I am not left with a large amount of sauce that will be in the refrigerator forever. If you like a good all around sauce, this will do nicely. Use for chicken, pork or beef. Not too sweet or too vinegary. Good balance of flavors.
Southern BBQ Sauce
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons butter melted
1 cup ketchup
1 cup water
¾ cup chili sauce
¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons prepared mustard
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 ½ teaspoons celery seeds
½ teaspoons salt
2 dashes of hot sauce
  Saute garlic in butter 4 to 5 minutes in a saucepan. Add ketchup and remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. If you are going to use it as a dipping sauce, simmer it for a few minutes to bring out the flavor. Use to baste pork or chicken or beef. 
Yield 3 ½ cups. Per Tablespoon Calories 18  Fat 0.5 g  Cholesterol 1 mg  Sodium 138 mg


  1. Thanks for the nice comment and pin Melissa.
    It really is good and easy which is great also.


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