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Brisket Barbecue Sauce

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With the bold flavor of smoked brisket that 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, and they will want a lot.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: Makes about 4 cups


  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup chili sauce
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon allspice


Melt butter in a medium sauce pan. 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.
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 4 out of 5
Wonderful accent to a hickory-smoked brisket!, Member The_Macartney_chef

This sauce has a fantastic contrast in flavor. The maple syrup and brown sugar give it a sweet taste on first contact. Then you can feel the black pepper heat your tongue just slightly. And finally, the Worcester Sauce, juice, and allspice contribute a uniquer tang that stays at the back of your throat. I love this sauce and will definitely be making it anytime I smoke a brisket!

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