Texas Style BBQ Sauce

  • In the mood for Texas Style BBQ sauce that is a little bit of sweet mixed with a small amount of heat? This bbq sauce recipe is made with brown sugar, tomato sauce, apple cider vinegar, and a pinch of cayenne to deliver the ultimate flavors for summertime.

    Front view of Texas style BBQ sauce in jar with spoon

    There’s nothing quite like the flavors of warm, sweet, spicy, and tangy Texas style BBQ sauce. Whether you’re eating the delicacy on sandwiches, by itself, on plates, you name it… There’s something in common with every meal: enjoyment.

    Reasons Why You’ll Love This BBQ Sauce

    • Delicious in flavor and made with just a handful of basic pantry ingredients.
    • Easy to make in just 20 minutes. You’ll have a delicious sauce ready in no time.
    • It’s perfect for to keep around in the refrigerator. The best part about this recipe is that you can make a huge batch of it and save it for future recipes that call for BBQ sauce.
    Texas style BBQ sauce being poured over pulled pork or chicken.

    Ingredients

    You don’t need a lot for this recipe. For this simple Texas BBQ sauce recipe, you’ll need tomato sauce, apple juice, apple cider vinegar, dark brown sugar, molasses, Worcestershire sauce, onion and garlic powder, prepared mustard, and cayenne pepper.

    How to Make Texas Style BBQ Sauce

    COMBINE THE INGREDIENTS: In a pan, combine all the ingredients and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes. Stir the sauce ingredients often while cooking. That’s it!

    What does Texas BBQ sauce taste like?

    Texas BBQ sauce tastes sweet and savory with a little bit of heat.

    Is Texas BBQ sauce spicy?

    Texas BBQ is known for its spiciness all thanks to the cayenne pepper. If you want to leave the spiciness out, then you can!

    What is traditional Texas BBQ?

    Traditional Texas BBQ usually consists of prepared and smoked beef brisket. Although pork was once not considered a true style of Texas, it has recently made its come back.

    What can I use this sauce for?

    You can use this sauce for different types of yummy things such as smoked beef brisket, bratwursts, pulled pork, ribs, and sandwiches. So many options for this Texas style BBQ sauce!

    Close view of Texas style BBQ sauce on bed of pulled pork

    Tips

    • Keep the BBQ sauce in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. The vinegar and sugar in this sauce should allow it to last a while!
    • When ready to enjoy this sauce again, simply warm it in a saucepan and stir until it is heated through.
    • Serve this sauce with meat on sandwiches, buns, rolls, and so much more. You’ll love this recipe paired with coleslaw, potato salad, or beans!
    Front view of sandwiches with Texas style BBQ sauce

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    Texas Style BBQ Sauce
    Cook Time
    20 mins
    Total Time
    20 mins
     

    In the mood for Texas Style BBQ sauce that is a little bit of sweet mixed with a small amount of heat? This bbq sauce recipe is made with brown sugar, tomato sauce, apple cider vinegar, and a pinch of cayenne to deliver the ultimate flavors for summertime.

    Course: BBQ, Grilling, Main, Sauce
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: easy recipe, homemade bbq sauce, Texas style BBQ
    Calories: 559 kcal
    Author: Countryside Cravings
    Ingredients
    • 15 ounces tomato sauce canned
    • ½ cup apple juice
    • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
    • ¼ cup packed dark brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons molasses
    • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
    • 1 tablespoon onion powder
    • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
    • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
    • ¼-½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
    Instructions
    1. In a medium sauce pan, combine all the ingredients and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes. Stir the ingredients often while cooking.

    2. Once the sauce has finished cooking, then remove it from the heat. Allow it to cool.

    Recipe Notes

    This will keep in the refrigerator for at least 2 weeks and probably even longer.

    Nutrition Facts
    Texas Style BBQ Sauce
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 559 Calories from Fat 9
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 1g2%
    Saturated Fat 1g6%
    Sodium 2499mg109%
    Potassium 2529mg72%
    Carbohydrates 135g45%
    Fiber 9g38%
    Sugar 116g129%
    Protein 8g16%
    Vitamin A 2068IU41%
    Vitamin C 35mg42%
    Calcium 250mg25%
    Iron 9mg50%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.

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