Paul's Southern California BBQ Sauce

Paul's Southern California BBQ Sauce


"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!"


1 h 30 m servings 87 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • 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...

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 fu...

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 littl...

I prepared this 3 days ago. I wasn't sure about it at first. It has a sweetness to it but then the heat creeps up the pallet. However...I said the rest in a sealed glass container in the frid...

Very good sauce, except a little strong vinegar and to spicy for some people. I cut the vinegar to 1 1/2 cups and added 1/4 cup water. Cut the Chili Powder and Cayenne to 1/2 tsp Ea. Over all it...

Just enough sweet with a little zip. Excellent for pulled pork bbq sandwiches.

This BBQ sauce is excellent. I followed the recipe exactly except for omitting the cayenne pepper. In its place, I added about a tablespoon of chipotle in adobo because I wanted a bit of smoky...

This was very good. Used it for pulled pork and BBQ spare ribs....I couldn't get it to thicken up as much as I wanted it so it didn't get five stars.

This sounded really good, so I followed the recipe exactly, with the exception of chili powder & cayenne pepper. (Many family members with tummy issues!). The first & most overwhelming "problem"...