Paul's Southern California BBQ Sauce

Paul's Southern California BBQ Sauce

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"You won't have to go to Texas to get the big BBQ taste. You'll be the envy at your backyard BBQ party. You like it spicy or sweet it's up to you. Put it on chicken, beef and/or ribs. You won't be disappointed. Enjoy!"

Ingredients 1 h 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 87 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 87 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.2g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 142 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the apple cider vinegar in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil. Mix in the ketchup, onion, garlic, dry mustard, chili powder, seasoning salt, and cayenne pepper. Stir in the brown sugar. Cook, stirring often, 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat, and, stirring occasionally, allow the mixture to simmer about 45 minutes, until thickened. Cool before serving.
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  1. 38 Ratings


At first I was disappointed at the very strong vinegar flavor, however, I added worcestershire, liquid smoke and garlic, marinated a chuck roast overnight and then cooked it in a crockpot for 10 hours. It made one heck of a shredded beef sandwich on a Brown and Serve roll. Excellent!


Sweet with a kick! I cut the chili powder and cayenne to 1/2 teaspoon because I was concerned it would be to spicy for the kids. I cut back on the sugar slightly but after tasting added the full amount. My sauce thickened up a lot sooner than 45 minutes.


This was really great! I followed the recipe exactly and served it on steak. Next time I will try chicken or something different, but it definitely compliments steak perfectly. It was a little bit spicier than I'd imagined it would be. That was good for me because I <3 spicy food, but my boyfriend not so much (acid reflux issues). He said it was so good he didn't want to stop eating it even though the spiceyness was a tad painful for him, haha. Thanks for the great recipe!