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Owensboro Mutton Barbecue Sauce


This isn't like most barbecue sauces you have tried. This is the traditional barbecue sauce of Western Kentucky Mutton Barbecue.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: Makes about 4 cups


  • 4 cups water
  • 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1 tablespoons black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 tablespoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic


Mix all ingredients together in a large saucepan over a low heat. Simmer for about 20 minutes. Serve on the table as a dipping sauce. You can also use this sauce as a baste on smoked lamb.

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