Brisket Barbecue Sauce

Smoked Brisket
Regarding BBQ, Inc.
  • 40 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yield: Makes about 4 cups
Ratings (15)

With the bold flavor of smoked brisket, you want a barbecue sauce that is rich and loaded with flavor. This classic style, tomato-based barbecue sauce has that perfect combination of tangy sweet with a hint of heat that is perfect for barbecue brisket. This sauce goes on the brisket after it has been smoked and sliced. It is probably best to just put a bottle of this on the table and let everyone add as much as they want.

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup (120 mL) finely chopped onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup (240 mL) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup (240 mL) ketchup
  • 1 cup (240 mL) vinegar
  • 3/4 cup (180 mL) 
  • brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (120 mL) honey
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) chili sauce
  • 3 tablespoons (45 mL) Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons (45 mL) maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons (45 mL) lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) paprika
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) dry mustard
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons (10 mL) ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL)
  • allspice

How to Make It

1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Add onions and garlic and saute until translucent. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Bring to a boil over a medium-high heat. As soon as the sauce starts to bubble, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes or until the sauce reaches the desired thickness.

2. Remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutes before using. If making ahead of time, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 7 days after preparations.