Walter Jetton's Barbecue Sauce

Walter Jetton's Barbecue Sauce
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  • 40 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: About 3 cups (24 servings)
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This fantastic sauce was created by President Johnson's pitmaster, Walter Jetton (the self-appointed "King of Barbecue"). Not only is this a famous sauce, but a delicious one too!

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 cups/360 mL water
  • 1 cup/240 mL ketchup
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL cider vinegar
  • 3 stalks celery (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL butter
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL onion (chopped)
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL sugar
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL paprika
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL salt
  • Pinch of black pepper

How to Make It

1. Mix all ingredients together. Place in a saucepan and bring to a boil.

2. Remove from heat, strain, and allow to cool.