Micky's Sticky Licky Sweet n Zesty BBQ Sauce

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  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    25 m
  • Ready In

    35 m
Recipe by  Micky

“The name says it all! Measure ingredients to personal taste. Our family loves garlic and onion, so we add a little extra. Any leftover sauce can be frozen.”

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Original recipe yields 2 cups



  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute onion, celery and garlic until soft and translucent. Stir in ketchup, lemon juice, sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard and pepper. Simmer 15 to 20 minutes.

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I was pretty unimpressed. Not at all zesty, even though I added Franks Red Hot and some Hickory Seasoning (Liquid Smoke). Tasted a lot like my moms homemade sloppy joes. Bland enough that kids might like, except its chunky, which turns mine right off. I won't use this recipe again. Sorry Micky!!



This sauce is pretty good but I made a few changes. I used brown sugar instead of white, balsamic vinegar instead of white, and 1/2 tsp of celery seed (instead of celery pc's) and 1 tsp of onion powder instead of onion. It just made the sauce smoother. I also used 1/2 cup of ketchup and 1/2 cup of hp sauce. My husband loves it and I keep a jar in the fridge now :)



My husband used this recipe for a church gathering we had on 8-19-07 ...and everyone really liked it...he let his ribs smoke for 6 hours using this sauce and turned out great!!!

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Amount Per Serving (16 total)

  • Calories
  • 38 cal
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 1.6 g
  • 2%
  • Carbs
  • 6.3 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 191 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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