July ActiveRain Challenge...Texas Homemade BBQ Sauce and Smoked Ribs

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Original content by Kathy Streib

July ActiveRain Challenge...Texas Homemade BBQ Sauce and Smoked Ribs


If you’re born and raised in Texas, you grow up with a love of good Tex-Mex and BBQ.  While I don’t even attempt homemade tamales, I do make my own BBQ sauce. 


This recipe was taken from a cookbook I bought in 1981 commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. ( the “largest of its kind in the world”)


The authors are Ed McMahon (not of the tonight show) and Ed Dozier. Dozier’s is where Larry often took his deer for processing but you can also get excellent brisket, pork, and chicken bbq and sides as well. 


The BBQ sauce is easy to make and what you don’t use, you can freeze in zip lock bags!


BBQ Sauce**



2 qts. Catsup            

2 qts. Water             

3T. chili powder            

3T. salt             

3T. sugar             

½ T. cumin            

¼ c. vinegar             

¼ c. cooking oil         

¼ c. Worcestershire


The above is the full recipe but if you want, you can cut it in half…

4 C. Catsup

4 C. Water

3 tsp chili powder

3 tsp salt

3 tsp sugar

½ tsp cumin

2 T. cooking oil

2 T Worcestershire


Mix all of the ingredients and let simmer for 3 hours. That’s it!  Simmer it longer if you like it really thick. 


Larry made smoked ribs this weekend but this sauce can be used for anything. 


For something simple, rub paprika, salt, and pepper on your brisket, chicken, or pork, and (if preparing it in the oven or on the grill) baste with a mixture of oil and vinegar periodically while cooking.


My preference is to leave the sauce off until the meat is served, however, the other chef who is NOT from Texas likes to put the sauce on just before he takes it off the smoker or grill. 


Ya’ll are gonna love this!

Hope you’ll share some of your savory stories in Rocky Dickerson’s July ActiveRain Challenge- Savory Stories 


 Kathy Streib 

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Comments (9)

Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Please be sure to leave comments at the original blog by Kathy Streib

Aug 01, 2021 05:12 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I saved the recipe by Kathy Streib and I look forward to making it.  Great choice for a reblog.  A

Aug 01, 2021 07:02 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Roy I printed this one up and was planning on making these soon at the Hamm household.


Aug 01, 2021 07:25 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Roy, thanks for reblogging Kathy's post, and I missed it.   I LOVE BBQ ribs, and will need to try this one.

Aug 01, 2021 09:14 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Roy Kelley thank you for the delicious Texas homemade BBQ sauce and smoked recipe.

Aug 01, 2021 10:15 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Thank you Roy for reblogging my post. 

Aug 01, 2021 07:14 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for stopping by. It is always good to hear from you.

Aug 02, 2021 07:54 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Make it a habit to post a daily reblog. It is an easy way to pay it forward.

Aug 02, 2021 08:11 AM