Texas BBQ Sauce

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Texas BBQ Sauce is the sauce you want to make if you’re looking for the perfect balance between sweet and spicy.

Texas bbq is the sauce you want to make if you're looking for the perfect balance between sweet and spicy.

What is Texas BBQ Sauce? It’s a well-seasoned mixture of tomato, spices, celery, onions and garlic. It’s somewhat old-fashioned yet one of the best bbq sauces you can make.

It’s rich in flavor compared to most bbq sauces and pairs so nicely with sliced brisket. Or if you can’t wait for the meat you can just lick it off a spoon.

Since this recipe uses tomato sauce, it’s a thinner sauce so it won’t hide the flavor of the meat you choose to put it on. This sauce actually makes your hard work on the grill shine. Think of the Texas bbq sauce as the cherry on top.

Compared to most other Texas bbq sauces, this one is simply made. No ultra fancy ingredients or complicated instructions. That makes life a little easier, right? Easy and simple.

Another perk of this recipe is that you probably already have most of the ingredients in your pantry. Simple, clean ingredients, and they join together to make the best Texas bbq you’ll ever taste.

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Texas BBQ Sauce

Texas bbq is the sauce you want to make if you’re looking for the perfect balance between sweet and spicy.
  • Author: Tawnie Kroll, RDN
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 15 oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper chili flakes

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a saucepan on the stove over medium heat. Bring to a boil and then lower to a simmer until sauce thickens, about 15 minutes. Be sure to whisk periodically so sauce doesn’t stick to pan.

Texas bbq is the sauce you want to make if you're looking for the perfect balance between sweet and spicy.

Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Thanks for supporting The Cookful!

Texas bbq is the sauce you want to make if you're looking for the perfect balance between sweet and spicy.

Tawnie Kroll

Tawnie Kroll is a California based food blogger and healthy recipe developer. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a lover of cooking and baking! Follow her blog for recipes, healthy living tips and practical scientific evidenced-based advice to help you improve your health and well being.