C.C.'s Favorite Barbecue Sauce

Recipe Description

[http://www.scda.state.sc.us/recipes/sauces.htm Sauce Recipes] by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture, public domain government resource—original source of recipe


  • 1 quart tomato juice <ref>If you don't have tomato juice, you can use 1 quart canned tomatoes pureed in blender and adjust cornstarch to 1 Tbsp</ref>
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp mustard|dry mustard
  • 1 Tbsp celery salt
  • 1 Tbsp red pepper
  • 1 Tbsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • 1 Tbsp grated onion
  • 1½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup vinegar


  1. Mix brown sugar, mustard, salt, red pepper, black pepper, paprika, cornstarch and allspice in a heavy saucepan.
  2. Combine tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce and vinegar. Add a small amount to the dry ingredients to form a paste to prevent lumping before adding the balance of these liquids. Add grated onion.
  3. Cook on very low heat, usually 2 hours until thickened. In the beginning, stir frequently (the cornstarch has to be addressed properly while mixture is still cold).
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