Texas Barbecue Sauce

From “The Texas Cookbook”  Arthur and Bobbie Coleman, 1949


1/2 cup melted butter
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. red pepper
1/2 tsp. mustard
1/2 pint Wesson oil
12 oz bottle catsup
1/2 bottle Lea and Perrin Sauce
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
1 large onion, grated
1 lemon lemon juice
Tabasco Sauce to taste


Brown the onion and garlic lightly in the Wesson oil.  Add all the other ingredients and cook until blended well.


This is verbatim from a very old Texas BBQ cookbook.  I tend to add paprika, cayenne, celery seed, and liquid smoke, depending on my mood. Sometimes a little vinegar, too.

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