Competition-Style BBQ Sauce Recipe

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This is my recipe for my sweet and spicy barbecue sauce that I use at competition bbq cooks. Plus, it makes a great base to start your own BBQ sauce. You can make this BBQ sauce recipe and then add a few more ingredients to make it your own, or you can use it as-is (that’s what I do)!

Ingredients:

  • 16 oz Tomato Sauce
  • 16 oz Ketchup
  • 12 oz Chili Sauce
  • 1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Corn Syrup
  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 1 TBS Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 TBS Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Dry Rub
  • 1 TBS Hot Sauce

Recipe:

In a large pot combine the above ingredients over medium heat.  Be sure to stir really well to incorporate the brown sugar and dry spices.  Simmer for 30 minutes and stir often. 

I use this recipe for BBQ Ribs, BBQ Chicken and Pork Butt or Pork Shoulder at all the BBQ contests I cook. And it’s really great for pulled pork at home!

About Malcolm (the Author)

For over a decade now Malcom Reed has been competing in barbecue competitions... and it didn't take long for this hobby to develop into a full-blown addiction. After being inspired by the comradery and brotherhood of the sport, Malcom developed HowToBBQRight.com, a website devoted to sharing BBQ techniques and promoting the Competition BBQ Lifestyle. Through his cooking team, The Killer Hogs, and his barbecue business, Malcom is a constant student of 'Que... and his goal is to and his goal is to share his knowledge and passion with everyone.