Texas-Style BBQ Sauce


    • 1-3/4 cups ketchup

    • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbs water

    • 1/4 cup plus 1 Tbs cider vinegar

    • 1/4 cup plus 1 Tbs white vinegar

    • 1/4 cup plus 1-1/2 tsp brown sugar

    • 2 Tbs plus 1-1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

    • 1 Tbs chile powder

    • 1 Tbs ground cumin

    • 1-1/2 tsp kosher salt

    • 1-1/2 tsp coarse black pepper


  • Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and warm gently over medium heat, stirring occasionally. There is no need to bring the mixture to a boil, as the idea is just to warm it enough to melt and integrate the ingredients. Once you have done that, remove from the heat and let cool. Transfer to a jar, bottle, squeeze bottle, or however you want to store it. Store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

Aaron Franklin