by Karene Donnay of Glencoe, Minnesota for Taste of Home
“This barbecue sauce is my own recipe that my whole family enjoys, especially my father. It’s a quick and easy recipe that can be made ahead and refrigerated or used immediately.” – K.D.
Yield: 1-1/3 cups (10 Servings)
- 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- 1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1-1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
In a small saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil. Serve with chicken or pork.
2 tablespoons: 37 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 124mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch.
5 Fun Facts about BBQ from Foodimentary.com
President Lyndon Johnson and Humbert H. Humphrey celebrate the election results at the Victory Barbecue November 4 in 1964. Photo by Getty Images©
- Grilling is no longer considered a male dominated activity. While 51 percent of males cha-cha with the charcoal, 49 percent of women flamenco with the flames.
- 263,000 moist towelettes will wipe up BBQ sauce covering fingers and faces.
- The most common ingredient added to barbecue sauce is garlic, followed by brown sugar.
- The original barbecue sauce, dating back hundreds of years, consisted of vinegar and pepper.
- Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th president of the United States, hosted the first barbecue at the White House that featured Texas-style barbecued ribs.
LYNDON JOHNSON’S FAVORITE BARBEQUE SAUCE
- 1/4 c. butter or margarine
- 1/4 c. cider vinegar
- 1/4 c. ketchup
- 1/4 c. lemon juice
- 1/4 c. Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 t. Tabasco sauce
- Bring all ingredients to a boil in a saucepan.
- If baking chicken, pour over the chicken pieces in a foil lined pan.
- Bake, uncovered at 350° for 1 hour, basting occasionally. This is enough sauce to cover 6 large pieces of chicken. If baking more, this recipe can be doubled or tripled.
- Refrigerate leftover sauce.
Find Walter “The Barbecue King” Jetton’s recipe here. He was instrumental in making LBJ’s barbecue events successful.