“Daddy” Bruce’s Barbecue Sauce

July 31, 2022

“This is the sauce of “Daddy” Bruce Randolph Sr., a legendary barbecue man in Denver, Colorado, who is profiled in chapter 7...."


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. https://uncpress.org/


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