Dinosaur Bar-B-Que's 'Mutha Sauce'



  • 1/4 Cup  vegetable oil
  • 1 Cup  minced onion
  • 1/2 Cup  minced green bell pepper
  • jalapeño, seeded and minced
  •  Pinch of  each kosher salt and black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons  minced garlic
  • One  28-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 2 Cups  ketchup
  • 1 Cup  water
  • 3/4 Cups  Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 Cup  cider vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup  lemon juice
  • 1/4 Cup  molasses
  • 1/4 Cup  cayenne sauce
  • 1/4 Cup  packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon  chili powder
  • 2 Teaspoons  coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  ground allspice
  • 1 Tablespoon  Liquid Smoke (optional)

From the popular restaurant chain Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, this mother hen of a sauce sure knows how to roost her chicks. It's featured throughout the restaurant's cookbook, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que: An American Roadhouse, and is a classic barbecue sauce that will perfectly douse any dish you're making. 

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Pour the oil into a large saucepan and set over medium-high heat. Toss in the onions, green peppers, and jalapeños and give them a stir. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper and cook until soft and golden. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute more. Dump in everything else except the Liquid Smoke. Bring to a boil, and then lower the heat to a simmer. Simmer for 10 minutes. Swirl in the Liquid Smoke and let the sauce cool. Pour it into a container, cover, and store in the fridge til ready to use.



Calories per serving:

84 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Fat Abs, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 3g 4%
  • Carbs 16g 5%
  • Saturated 0g 1%
  • Fiber 1g 5%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 12g
  • Monounsaturated 2g
  • Polyunsaturated 1g
  • Protein 1g 2%
  • Sodium 447mg 19%
  • Calcium 33mg 3%
  • Magnesium 21mg 5%
  • Potassium 328mg 9%
  • Iron 1mg 7%
  • Zinc 0mg 1%
  • Phosphorus 28mg 4%
  • Vitamin A 37µg 4%
  • Vitamin C 10mg 16%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 2%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 5%
  • Niacin (B3) 1mg 4%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 7%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 8µg 2%
  • Vitamin E 2mg 9%
  • Vitamin K 3µg 4%
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