Mom’s Best Barbecue Sauce

In Specter of Truth, Lizzie and her sister made barbecue sauce for a holiday pig roast. This wasn’t an easy feat back in 1818, the time of my story. In fact, some of the ingredients in mom’s recipe weren’t available. Still, we’ve become accustomed to purchasing barbecue sauce when, in fact, it’s so easy to make.

Mom's Best Barbecue Sauce

Easy and affordable.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Barbecue Sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8


  • 1 cup Ketchup
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Mix all ingredients and simmer for one half hour.

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