“Daddy” Bruce’s Barbecue Sauce

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Makes 4 cups

1 cup catsup
1/2 cup Louisiana-style hot sauce
3/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
2 cups vinegar (apple cider or white)
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon salt
1/2 tablespoon black pepper
1/2 cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed

Heat ingredients to dissolve the sugar and bottle. This sauce improves with time and shaking.


From BLACK SMOKE: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue by Adrian Miller. Copyright © 2021 by Adrian Miller.  Used by permission of the University of North Carolina Press. www.uncpress.org.