Savory Sauce

We all know that firing up a grill is a great way to cook dinner this Fourth of July. However, how about the sauce that goes on the meat? This barbecue sauce will make your mouth water!


  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped

  • 4 garlic croves, minced garlic (can use more)

  • 1⁄4 cup vegetable oil

  • 5 teaspoons chili powder

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 -2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper (do not use the fine black pepper!)

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper (or adjust to taste)

  • 2 cups ketchup

  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed

  • 1⁄4 cup cider vinegar or 1⁄4 cup red wine vinegar

  • 1⁄3 cup prepared french's yellow mustard

  • 1⁄4 cup Worcestershire sauce

  • 3 teaspoons liquid smoke (for the very best flavor do not omit)


  1. Heat oil over medium heat; add in onion and saute for about 3 minutes, then add in garlic and saute for 2 minutes.

  2. Add in chili powder, paprika, cayenne, salt and black pepper; stir for 1 minute.

  3. Add in all remaining ingredients; bring to a boil stirring with a wooden spoon to combine.

  4. Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered stirring occasionally for 1 hour over low heat (do not cover the pot or the texture and flavor will be affected, if you have a splatter screen then use it to cover the pot).

  5. Cool to room temperature then cover and refrigerate for 24 hours or more before using.

That's it! All that is left to do is enjoy!