Labor Day Grillin' with this homemade TEXAS bbq sauce!

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You may not know it by lookin' at me but I was born and raised in Houston, in the great state of TEXAS.  I grew up on chicken fried everything, cowboys, the rodeo, bbq and Neiman Marcus

I love brisket, cooked the correct way, and my homemade sauce.  I got this recipe out of  a Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Commemorative cookbook, made some adjustments and have been grillin' and smokin' ever since.

You can freeze the sauce if you want, and if there's any leftover. 

If you want it true Texas style, please don't start pullin' and shredding the meat.  Just not done.  OK!  texas road sign


Put the sauce on AFTER the meat is done.  Well, you could smear a little on at the end if you want.






Paprika, Salt & red pepper, Vinegar, Oil


BBQ Sauce:                                          I cut recipe in fourth .


2 qts. Catsup                                         2c catsup         

2 qts. Water                                         2c. water

3T. chili powder                                   1 ½ t. chili powder

3T. salt                                                 1 ½ t. salt

3T. sugar                                              1 ½ t. sugar

½ T. cumin                                             ¼ t. cumin

¼ c. vinegar                                           1/16 c. vinegar (1T.)

¼ c. cooking oil                                     1T. cooking oil

¼ c. Worcestershire                              1T. Worcestershire                  


Start with a grade-A prime brisket, cover with paprika, salt and red pepper.  Cook for 5 ½ -6 hours on a small pit using pecan wood.   While cooking baste with a mixture of half vinegar and half oil.


While the meat is cooking, mix up your 1 gallon of BBQ sauce.  Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer slowly for 3 hours.



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Stefan West
West Realty - Murrieta, CA
Temecula-Murrieta-Menifee CA Real Estate

I will have to give this one a try.  I love cooking when I can and BBQ is the way to go!

Sep 02, 2010 02:26 AM #1
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

You have been grillin' and smokin' in my book since I met you Little One...........or I should say Little Texan...............sounds fab, have to give this one a try.

Sep 02, 2010 02:37 AM #2
Robert Schwabe
EXP Realty - Orange Park, FL
Orange Park Real Estate

Kathy - That sauce sounds good. I'll have to make some. I could go for some good brisket right now.

Sep 02, 2010 02:45 AM #3
Anna Dovger
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607 - The Woodlands, TX
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX

Kathy, I know now what I will have for dinner tonight. I'll just stop by my local country BBQ place. Lucky me I am in TX ;-)

Sep 02, 2010 04:46 AM #4
Don Eichler
Eichler Properties - Granbury, TX

Kathy, Thanks for the directions and the mix for your sauce. Being born here in Texas we have a long list of how to do it and I always like to try a new one so here is to this weekend thanks to you. Do not ttry to sell me any meat that has been pulled or sheared that is what my cat eats.

Sep 02, 2010 08:02 AM #5
Shar Sitter
Rooms With Style - Minneapolis, MN
Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M

Too funny Kathy on the "do not pull or shred the meat". Pulled pork or Pulled Beef is always a biggy in MN for potlucks, it's easy to make in a crock pot I think.

Sep 02, 2010 09:11 AM #6
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Stefan- you can make the bbq sauce as early as you want and freeze it!

Roger- I always have some frozen packs of bbq sauce in the freezer.  When you come in again, I'll send you home with some.

Robert-There's nothing like good brisket; you don't even have to have a holiday. 

Anna- Goode Company or Dozier's out west!

Don- you got that right.  First time I had bbq in the 2 states north of Georgia, I couldn't believe what had been done to the meat!  Oh well, different strokes for different folks.

 Shar-Ok, it's ok to pull or shred if you're doing a crock pot, but in Texas, that is definitely not bbq!!

Sep 02, 2010 09:22 AM #7
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I will be passing this on to my husband...he loves bbq.  I laughed when I saw the part about "pulled" because my daughter makes a pulled pork in the crock pot for family parties.  She is not from Texas, so she can claim ignorance!

Sep 02, 2010 10:37 AM #8
Patsy Overton
Patsy Overton Interiors, Atlanta, Georgia - Duluth, GA

I never would've known you were a Texan.  "Pulled" must be a southern thing.  I LOVE bar-b-q, but don't cook it myself.

Sep 02, 2010 02:07 PM #9
Linda Scofield
Toccoa, GA

Kathy - Just in time..I was wondering what to have for the cook out. Yep, this sounds great and I am going to try it. Thanks

Sep 03, 2010 12:29 AM #10
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sharon- oh no, don't shred, pull or mutilate!!! Enjoy

Patsy- I think they pull it in the Carolinas.  Born in Houston and lived there for over 30 years.  Can't get enough Tex-Mex, bbq, or chicken fried steak.

Linda- Let me know if you like it!

Sep 03, 2010 05:11 AM #11
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