Tasty Brisket Sauce Recipe

For a quick and easy brisket sauce, this one is the ticket! Give yourself 15 or 20 minutes to put it together and the same amount of time for cooking. In less than an hour you'll have some of the best brisket barbecue sauce this side of Texas!

I've made this sauce many times, and every time I do we ran out. People like it so much they tend to put it on a little heavy. But that's ok. It doesn't take long to make another batch!

How to Make This Brisket Sauce


  • One cup water
  • Three-quarters cup ketchup
  • One-quarter cup apple cider vinegar
  • Two ribs of celery, finely chopped
  • Two tablespoons finely chopped white onion
  • One-half teaspoon minced garlic
  • One-half stick of butter (please, no margarine here!)
  • Three tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • One tablespoon brown sugar
  • One teaspoon chili powder
  • One-half teaspoon paprika

Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer, and continue to simmer, uncovered for 20 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent burning.

Strain the sauce then allow to cool before serving. The flavor of this brisket sauce improves if made a day ahead of time and is refrigerated overnight. Great for finishing a brisket during the last 15 minutes of cooking, or when used as a dipping or sandwich sauce.