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Barbecue Sauce

How would you like to make a barbecue sauce better than a grocery store. This is good, tangy, hearty, chunky sauce that you can name after yourself it you want.

barbecue sauce


  • 1 cup olive oil
  • a pinch of Salt
  • A good grind of black pepper
  • 1 can of tomato sauce (15 oz)
  • 1/2 of a lemon, seeded and sliced thinly (including rind)
  • 1 heaping tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 heaping tbsp yellow mustard
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne (or 1ΒΌ for the daring)
  • 3 large sweet onions, chopped
  • 1 large bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 large cloves garlic, chopped

Cook time: 1 hour


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and puree (until smooth).
  2. Put the mixture in a heavy stainless steel or ceramic coated saucepan. (Do not use aluminum or cast iron.)
  3. Cook over medium-low heat while stirring every once and a while until the oil has separated from sauce and sauce has become very thick (this takes about 1 hour).
  4. Dip off the oil (which can be used for some real nice taste in other dishes) and there you have it. This can be stored in a air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. (longer if frozen).

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