Alabama-Style BBQ Sauce

Alabama-Style BBQ Sauce
Staff Writer
Alabama-Style BBQ Sauce
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My family and I are addicted to Big Bob Gibson’s Championship Red barbecue sauce; it has the right balance of sweet and hot, and we think it would taste good served on anything! Big Bob’s is located in Decatur, Alabama, and serves some of the most delectable BBQ you will ever taste. The sauce recipe presented here is pretty close to Big Bob’s, but I think we need to sit in Big Bob’s kitchen to find the secret ingredients!

Click here to see the Pulled Pork Shoulder with Alabama-Style BBQ Sauce recipe.

6
Servings
251
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 large sweet onion, such as Vidalia, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • One 8-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1/4 cup pork cooking liquid, fat skimmed, or beef broth

Directions

 

In a medium saucepan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic, celery salt, cayenne, paprika, and dry mustard and sauté for 2 -3 minutes to soften the onion. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for 30 minutes, or until thickened. The sauce will keep in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 1 week. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
11%
Sugar
28g
31%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
45g
35%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin A, RAE
3µg
0%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
21mg
28%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
4µg
4%
Calcium, Ca
73mg
7%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
83µg
21%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
17mg
5%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Phosphorus, P
90mg
13%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
848mg
57%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
21g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

BBQ Shopping Tip

To add lots of flavor without a whole lot of fuss, try purchasing some steak seasoning.

BBQ Cooking Tip

If you're cooking something that's been marinated, make sure to pat the item dry before it hits the grill. Any sugar in the marinade will burn.