Texas-Style Barbecue Sauce Texas-Style Barbecue Sauce

Food styling by Claire Stubbs | Prop styling by Lara McGraw Image by: Maya Visnyei

Texas barbecue sauce is thin, full of acidic punch and big on flavour. A little goes a long way. For a thicker style that sticks to ribs, stir in half a cup of ketchup.

  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Total time 20 minutes
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine



In small bowl, whisk together brown sugar, vinegar, chilies (if using), mustard, paprika, salt, cumin and cayenne pepper. Let stand for 15 minutes.

Makes about 1 cup.

CHANGE IT UP: Thick Texas-Style Barbecue Sauce
Stir in 1/2 cup ketchup after letting stand.

Nutritional facts Per 1 tbsp: about

  • Sodium 106 mg
  • Sugars 7 g
  • Calories 31
  • Potassium 22 mg
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 0 g
  • Total carbohydrate 7 g


  • Iron 1
  • Calcium 1
  • Vitamin A 1
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Texas-Style Barbecue Sauce