Texas-Style Barbecue Sauce

Texas-Style Barbecue Sauce

A no-holds-barred, super BBQ sauce.


1 quart sauce


  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup packed C&H® Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin, ground
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper


Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, celery and garlic; sauté, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 30 minutes.

Cool, cover and refrigerate until ready to use. Sauce will keep in refrigerator up to 2 weeks or in freezer up to 3 months.


Reserve some of the sauce in a separate container if you would like to serve it at the table as a dipping sauce.

Be sure to discard any sauce that comes in contact with any raw meat or poultry.