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Barbecue Sauce

Updated on June 30, 2019
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As a member of the BPOE (Elks) I have a taste for good comfort foods. My best recipes have been used in Elk convention hospitality rooms.

Intro to Recipe

With the Fourth of July so close, I'm looking forward to using this sauce along with my grilled favorites.

This great barbecue sauce was a favorite around our house. My mother-in-law preferred a hot dog grilled until it was black, but I'm partial to a good barbecued meat such as chipped ham, pulled pork or even a steak marinated in this sauce.

Although I normally made this sauce on the stove top, this is also a great recipe to be made in the crock pot.


  • 1/4 cup chopped onions sautéd
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • dash pepper
  • dash cayenne
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons Worstershire sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery

Cooking Instructions

How To Mix and Cook

  • sauté the onions.

  • Combine remaining ingredients in order mixing each time.
  • simmer for 20 minutes

Holiday Buffet Tables

This sauce is great spread over chicken, steak, ribs or any other of your barbecuing meats. My husband was the grill master in our house. But since his passing, we have passed this chore on down to my son-in-law who is a master at making pulled pork. This sauce goes great with the pork along with traditional cole slaw. I prefer these on mini buns that make the sandwich a bit more manageable to eat.

GER Banquet Story

In years gone by, the Metropolitan District hosted a visit from the BPOE GER (National President of the Elks) in the early spring. Each Lodge would have a hospitality room filled with delicacies and treats to be enjoyed by one and all. In our hospitality room, this barbecue sauce was always featured with either kolbassi or cocktail size hot dogs. It was always a favorite and we were proud to serve it each year.


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