Classic Memphis BBQ Sauce

Classic Memphis BBQ Sauce

This recipe represents the quintessential Memphis barbecue flavor. Both tangy and sweet, balanced by savory spices, this sauce will please a range of palettes.

Yields approximately 2 cups

Ingredients:½ cup brown sugar, packed 2 tablespoons molasses ¼ cup apple cider vinegar 1 cup ketchup ½ cup yellow mustard 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon celery salt

Directions: Begin by adding the brown sugar, molasses, and apple cider vinegar to a small saucepan. Heat over medium until sugar begins to dissolve.

Add the remaining ingredients and increase heat to medium-high. Stir continuously until mixture boils. Make sure all the sugar is dissolved, and the ingredients are well blended.

Reduce heat to low, cover and let simmer for approximately 20 minutes. Stir occasionally.

Remove sauce from the heat and stir one more time, making sure it’s well blended. Set aside and allow to cool slightly before use, or transfer to a covered jar and store in the refrigerator.