BBQ Sauce – Memphis style…

You watch a great cooking show, they gear-up your appetite by showing you fabulous creations – then you get inspired…

Yup, the result is this bbq sauce, which I’ve modified a bit, creating a great sauce for ribs (we loved it on my fall-off-the-bone bbq ribs).


  • 3 cups of ketchup
  • 1-1/2 cups of water
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tspn fresh black pepper
  • 2 tspn minced onion (from the bottle)
  • 2 tspn mustard powder
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tspn red pepper flakes (or to taste/desired heat)
  • 1 tspn red pepper (or to taste/desired heat)


  • In a sauce pan, combine all ingredients except the Worcestershire sauce and lemon juice.
  • Bring to a boil, then simmer for 90 minutes – stirring regularly.
  • Add Worcestershire sauce and lemon juice, then simmer for another 30 minutes.
  • You can store for use in an air-tight container (should be good for 3 weeks or so).

One comment on “BBQ Sauce – Memphis style…

  1. Pingback: Ribs that fall off the bone… | Rod Schulhauser

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