How About Some Homemade Texas BBQ Sauce

Craig's Barbecue Sauce imageWe all know that there is nothing as good as barbecued meat. That barbecued meat is always better with barbecue sauce!

We also know that some people don’t believe that there is no bottled barbecue sauce as good as homemade barbecue sauce! While we disagree, we figured we would share a recipe that you can make at home.

If you don’t have the desire to take the time to cook and buy all the ingredients, you can always hop over and grab a bottle of our Craig’s BBQ Sauce! It is as close to homemade as it gets.

Our Rib Candy BBQ Sauce


  • 1 cup of Craig’s Ketchup
  • 1 cup of Texas Pepper Jelly’s Apple Cherry Habanero Rib Candy
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons white granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • Juice of one large lemon
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup apple juice unsweetened
  • 2 teaspoons corn syrup


What to do:

Dump everything into a large saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Don’t leave it! The sugars will stick to the bottom of the pan and burn giving a bitter taste to your sauce.

Once it has come to a boil. Immediately reduce the heat. Cover and simmer on as low a setting as possible for two hours or so, until it thickens. Stirring frequently.

Once it is to the consistency you desire, let it cool completely and then pour into a container for future use.

Store it in the refrigerator for 7-10 days.

Use it on ribs, chicken, pork, beef. . . anything that goes well with barbecue sauce.

Um, that would be pretty much anything, right?

This sauce is also fabulous in your baked bean recipe. And to dip your chicken nuggets into.

It will stay fresh in your ‘fridge for about a week, but don’t count on it lasting that long.

P.S. If you don’t have time to stand over the stove, just dump all the ingredients in your crockpot and let it simmer in there all day. It’ll be ready for your grill when you get home from work and start supper.

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