Irene's Barbeque Sauce

Irene's Barbeque Sauce

110 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    40 m
Recipe by  BOBEVERLY

“My mother-in-law gave me this recipe over twenty four years ago. I use it frequently and someone always asks for it. A mixture of tangy ingredients, onion and brown sugar creates one tasty sauce! This will keep in the fridge for several weeks.”

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Original recipe yields 2 cups



  1. In a medium saucepan, mix lemon juice, onion, distilled white vinegar, water, brown sugar, prepared mustard, ground black pepper, salt, cayenne pepper and vegetable oil. Bring to a boil, then simmer uncovered 20 minutes.
  2. Stir ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and liquid smoke flavoring into the mixture. Return to boil, then remove from heat. Refrigerate until ready for use.

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This is wonderful. I highly recommend it. I made it exactly as the recipe. I don't like reading reviews where people write a lengthy paragraph of how they changed and added. That to me is making your own recipe and not rating the original recipe. Thanks for this wonderful sauce.



Wonderful flavor. I made just a couple of adjustments because the sauce was really spicy (I like that but too spicy for the kids). First off I doubled the recipe then did 3/4 brown sugar, 1 1/2 c. ketchup, and then added 2 T. molasses. I also only put in 1/2 an onion instead of 2. I think next time I'll cut them up really small instead of slicing. We put them on ribs tonight & it was soooo good! Thank you Irene!



This was good with additions for my family. This was too vinegary and spicy for the kids. Addition of 2 tablespoons of water, 2 tablespoon ketchup, 1 tablespoon dark corn syrup, 1 teaspoon brown sugar. Nice and sweet with a slight heat undertone.

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Amount Per Serving (16 total)

  • Calories
  • 54 cal
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 4 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs
  • 4.9 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 334 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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