Barbecue Sauce

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

  • Yield: Makes 3 quarts
Barbecue Sauce

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 Notes

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


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