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Easy Homemade Sauce Recipes

Here's a simple way to make Barbeque sauce. I've never found a barbecue sauce recipe that tastes as good as my own.

The sauce you get in those expensive little jars is never enough, or worth the cost. Plus, they always have too much vinegar in it, that makes it taste too strong.

My BBQ Barbecue Sauce

Barbecue Sauce
  • 1 onion grated
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • Cook together until tender. Then add:
  • 1 cup catsup
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • Optional: garlic or smoke flavoring

Simmer altogether for 20 minutes. Use right away or chill in the fridge. It lasts a long time. Makes 1 pint.
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Basic BBQ Sauce

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup mustard
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup vinegar

Combine ingredients in a jar and shake well. Store in fridge.
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Texas Barbeque Sauce

BBQ Wings

    Yield 1 quart.
  • 1/4 of a #10 can Tomatoes
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 1 large Onion
  • 2 tablespoons Shortening
  • 5 oz Worcestershire sauce
  • 14 oz Catsup
  • 1 cup Vinegar
  • 2 cups Warm Water
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. Celery salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Paprika
  • 1 1/8 tsp. Cayenne
  • 2 drops Tabasco Sauce

Put tomatoes through a sieve. Chop garlic and onion; fry in the shortening. Mix the Worcestershire, catsup, vinegar, and warm water together. Add pepper, salt, celery salt, paprika, cayenne, and Tabasco sauce. Combine all ingredients and cook for 10 minutes.
Recipe from a 1963 church cookbook

BBQ Sauce with Coke

  • 12 oz coke
  • 1 cup catsup

Mix well and use for BBQ sauce.

Easy way to Barbeque Chicken.
Cut up 3 lbs. chicken, wash and dry on paper towel. Pour sauce over chicken and cook on top of stove 45 minutes uncovered. Cover and cook over low heat 30 minutes.
Recipe from 1981 church recipebook

Emergency Catsup

  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tblsp. vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • dash of ground cloves and allspice

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Easy Shrimp Sauce

Making shrimp sauce is so easy.
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons horseradish

Mix it together in a bowl and serve with your shrimp or seafood.

My Note: If you're making a holiday platter, just double the recipe. If you like it stronger, add a little more horseradish.
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Quick Tomato Sauce

grill master
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt - dash of pepper

Heat olive oil and butter together in sauce pan, add garlic and brown slightly. Add tomato paste, stirring constantly then add a cup of hot water and let simmer for about 15 or 20 minutes. Remove garlic.

This is to be used with the recipe for Veal Cutlet Parmesean. It is also delicious on macaroni, spaghetti or rice.
Recipe from a 1963 cookbook

Easy Tartar Sauce recipe

My Tartar Sauce

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons sweet relish

Mix it together in a bowl, and serve with your fish or seafood.
If you need more, just double the recipe.
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Teriyaki Sauce

  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup sherry (or 1/2 cup and 1/2 cup water)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 med. onion, cut up
  • 1/2 tsp. dry ginger
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Put all ingredients into blender. Cover. Press button 11 for 15 seconds. Use this to marinate thin beef strips, chicken or pork at least an hour.
Recipe from 1970

White sauce recipes

Jiffy Hollandaise Sauce

  • 1/2 cup salad dressing or mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Combine ingredients. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly until heated through. (Do not boil) Serve over hot cooked broccoli spears. Makes 1/2 cup sauce.

Medium White Sauce

  • 2 Tblsp butter or margarine
  • 2 Tblsp flour
  • 2 cups milk, warmed

Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat. Sprinkle flour into butter and stir until paste forms. Cook for 2 minutes. Add warmed milk to paste, stirring vigorously to mix. Cook sauce until thickened. Remove from heat. Use for Scalloped Potatoes or Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Easy Medium White Sauce

-Blend together 1 cup soft butter and 1 cup flour.
-Spread in an ice cube tray. Chill well.
-Cut into 16 cubes before storing in a plastic bag in the freezer.

For Medium White Sauce, drop 1 cube into a cup of milk and heat slowly, stirring as it thickens.

My Note: This is a great idea, especially for making a quick sauce or Cream Soups.

Sweet Dessert Sauce recipes

Spicy Cake Sauce

  • Butter - 2 tablespoons
  • Brown Sugar - 1/4 cup
  • Cornstarch - 4 teaspoons
  • Cinnamon - 1/4 tsp. Nutmeg - 1/4 tsp.
  • Seven Up - 1 - 7oz bottle
  • Fruit Cocktail - 1 #303 can

Melt butter in saucepan and stir in other ingredients. Cook over low heat until thick. Serve over warm gingerbread or other homemade cakes.
Recipe from a 1963 church cookbook

Caramel Sauce

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons cornstarch
Add 2 cups hot water and cook over moderate heat stirring with a slotted spoon, so no lumps will appear.
Now stir in 2 Tablespoons butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla. This makes a wonderful sauce for ice cream or homemade pudding.
Recipe from a 1953 cookbook

Cream sauces for fruit

Cream Sauce 1

  • 1 3/4 cup thick cream
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Mix cream and milk, beat until stiff, using eggbeater; add sugar and vanilla.
Fannie Farmer recipe

Cream Sauce #2

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup thick cream
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Beat white of egg until stiff; add yolk of egg well beaten, and sugar gradually; dilute cream with milk, beat until stiff, combine mixtures, and flavor.
Fannie Farmer recipe

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