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Slow Cooker BBQ Sauce

Updated on August 9, 2014

You Will Never Want Bottled BBQ Sauce Again!

Who doesn't love some finger licking good barbeque sauce? The right sauce will complement the meats flavor while giving it an extra kick of flavor. The month of May celebrates the delicious flavor of BBQ. I have been canning and making my own jams, ketchup's and sauces for years. All of my recipes have been handed down to me from both of my grandmothers and my mom. I still have her recipe cards where she has changed or crossed out an ingredient or measurement making the recipes her own. There are so many new ingredients and spices that have become popular in recent years and I like to add these to their recipes. This Slow Cooker BBQ Sauce uses fiery adobe peppers which gives a delicious smoky taste to the sauce.

Crock-Pot 6.5-Quart, Programmable Touchscreen Slow Cooker, Silver, SCVT650-PS
Crock-Pot 6.5-Quart, Programmable Touchscreen Slow Cooker, Silver, SCVT650-PS

Oval-shaped slow cooker with 6-1/2-quart removable stoneware crock


May Is National BBQ Sauce Month

This thick, sweet and spicy grilled sauce is excellent on ribs, pork chops or chicken

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 5 hours 50 min
Ready in: 6 hours
Yields: Yields 7 cups


  • 5 cups Ketchup
  • 2 cups Water
  • 3/4 c. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 c. Dark Brown Sugar
  • 5 tablespoons White Sugar
  • 1/4 c. Dark Molasses
  • 1/2 tablespoon Black Pepper
  • 3/4 tablespoon Onion Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 2 tablespoons Spicy Brown Mustard
  • Juice from 1 Lemon
  • 3 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Adobe Chili Pepper with a tsp. of sauce finely chopped from a small can
  • 1/2 teaspoon Liquid Smoke


  1. Place all ingredients in a crock pot and stir until well blended. Cook on high for 1 hour. Remove lid and stir. Replace cover turn to low and cook for 5 more hours. Cool and store in tightly covered jars in the refrigerator.
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Popular BBQ Sauces From Different Regions

I absolutely LOVE BBQ. Our family cooks out at least 3 times a week. We also go to BBQ festivals and competitions every chance we get. There are many different varieties of BBQ sauce from different regions around America. After living in several areas of the country I have came to really like Carolina Gold, Tennessee Whiskey and Kansas City Style BBQ sauces and they are all delicious. If I had to choose my all-time favorite BBQ sauce it would be a smoky sweet tomato vinegar style sauce.

Have A BBQ Tonight!

Dr. BBQ's Big-Time Barbecue Cookbook: A Real Barbecue Champion Brings the Tasty Recipes and Juicy Stories of the Barbecue Circuit to Your Backyard
Dr. BBQ's Big-Time Barbecue Cookbook: A Real Barbecue Champion Brings the Tasty Recipes and Juicy Stories of the Barbecue Circuit to Your Backyard

Delicious slow-smoked barbecue is a star-spangled American specialty, and there's nobody who knows how to put a barbecue smile on people's faces like Ray Lampe, the barbecue chef better known as Dr. BBQ. In Dr. BBQ's Big-Time Barbecue Cookbook, Ray shows every backyard chef how to bring the slow-smoked goodness of real barbecue to the table with a minimum of fuss and a maximum of finger-lickin' goodness.

Coleman 9949-750 Road Trip Grill LXE
Coleman 9949-750 Road Trip Grill LXE

This is a great grill for tailgaiting


Carolina Gold BBQ Sauce

While I was living in Beaufort, South Carolina I tried Carolina Gold bbq sauce on some ribs that a friend had made. I really don't like mustard that much so I was reluctant to try them. But boy were they good. I immediately set out to make my own version of this delicious gold sauce and this is what I have came up with.

Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: 4 cups

Carolina Golden Honey BBQ Sauce

  • 2 cups Yellow Mustard
  • 3 tablespoons Ketchup
  • 1/3 cup Honey
  • 2/3 cup Cider Vinegar
  • !/2 teaspoon Hot Sauce
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Season Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Onion Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon White Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Celery Seeds


  1. Add all ingredients in a saucepan and mix well. Bring to a boil stirring frequently. Reduce heat and simmer 45 minutes.

What Is Your Favorite Style of BBQ?

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      allaneaglesham lm 4 years ago

      We do pulled pork in a slow cooker and then smother it in bbq sauce. Very healthy!!