Texas BBQ Sauce Recipe

Spicy with Southwestern flavors, this Texas BBQ Sauce Recipe is the perfect accompaniment to tender smoked brisket. Try this one next time you're in the mood for taste as big as the state of Texas.

Texas barbecue sauce is a tomato based sauce, and usually includes some type of hot pepper as a flavoring. This can be chili powder, cayenne pepper, jalapenos or hot sauce. Onions and garlic are also typically added to the sauce, along with a bit of cumin and Mexican oregano.




Texas BBQ Sauce Recipe

This sauce is not for the weak of heart. A lot of hot peppers in various forms give this one big flavor and just a touch (!) of heat. This recipe includes...

  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 medium onion, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon powdered mustard
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon powdered cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano

Saute' the onions, garlic and jalapenos until softened, then add the rest of the ingredients. Bring to a boil, lower the heat, and simmer for twenty minutes.
Use this sauce to baste the brisket and ribs as they are cooking. Serve alongside the barbecued meat for dipping, too.

If you like it spicy, this Texas BBQ sauce recipe is just what you're looking for. Make sure you've got plenty of cold drinks to serve when you're eating Texas style. Lemonade and ice tea are good to have, or for something stronger, a bottle of Lone Star or Shiner bock beer will hit the spot and keep things cooled down.



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