Alabama-Style BBQ Sauce

Staff Writer
Alabama-Style BBQ Sauce
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
290
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
3 cups

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. 

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
8%
Sugar
54g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.4g
2%
Protein
2g
5%
Carbs
63g
21%
Vitamin A
40µg
4%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
16.8%
Vitamin C
11mg
18%
Vitamin E
3mg
13%
Vitamin K
8µg
11%
Calcium
88mg
9%
Fiber
2g
7%
Folate (food)
28µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
13µg
3%
Iron
2mg
11%
Magnesium
47mg
12%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
10%
Phosphorus
67mg
10%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
676mg
19%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
21.5%
Sodium
1023mg
43%
Sugars, added
31g
N/A
Zinc
0.6mg
4.1%