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Barbecue Sauce

This recipe for barbecue sauce is from Ollie Gates, owner of Gates Bar-B-Q in Kansas City.

  • Yield: Makes 3 quarts

Source: Martha Stewart Living Television


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 2 tablespoons celery seed
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons ground red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 quarts ketchup
  • 2 cups apple vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons liquid smoke
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  1. In a small bowl, mix together sugar, salt, celery seed, cumin, red pepper, and garlic and chili powders. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Add dry ingredients, and mix well. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Cook's Note

Sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 weeks.


Reviews (1)

  • daybreakfive 27 Aug, 2009

    the very best sauce I have ever made.My family loves this sauce, we use it on chicken, ribs, porkchops. I have used this recipe since seeing it in TV. What a find! I have been recently diagnose with high blood pressure so I donn n n n n n t as much salt as I used to, sometimes I add a little garlic powder but that is the only addition II have made over the may years of making this sauce. Thank-you, Thank-you, Thank-you

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