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Grampa Dave's Texas Chainsaw Bar-B-Que Sauce

Grampa Dave's Texas Chainsaw Bar-B-Que Sauce

David Dominianni

"A spicy-sweet sauce that has won rave reviews from all who have tried it."
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1 h servings 57 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 57 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 0.8 g
  • 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.5g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 215 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic; cook and stir until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in the orange juice, cider vinegar, lemon juice, lemon slices, maple syrup, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, molasses, and brown sugar. Season with dry mustard, salt, red pepper flakes, cumin and paprika. Simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Remove lemon slices before using.

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  1. 67 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

I have made this sauce twice now, and everyone loves it! It is perfect for ribs. If you add a tablespoon of honey it will be that much better. Also, throw a few drops of hot sauce in. This i...

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Good, but not worth the effort.

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I have made this sauce twice now, and everyone loves it! It is perfect for ribs. If you add a tablespoon of honey it will be that much better. Also, throw a few drops of hot sauce in. This i...

This is the real deal. Once you've made up a batch of this sauce you'll never go back to that artificially flavored, high fructose corn syrup sold in supermarkets labled as Bar-B-Que Sauce.

The name of the BBQ sauce and the various sweeteners used attracted me to this recipe. It is a wonderful sauce. The longish list of ingredients needed put any cook off. The time spent is worth i...

This is an excellent base recipe, however it is VERY sweet. I have made it omitting the maple syrup and brown sugar and only using about 1/2 of the molasses that are called for (it's still plen...

Outstanding! I've already made two batches of this BBQ sauce and my family agrees it's just great. I followed the recipe exactly on the 1st batch and found it had a wonderful lemon tang to it ...

Wow! Thanks for sharing. I think I will add a tablespoon of chili paste or some chipotle peppers to give it some heat and blend it in a blender to mop on the ribs.....but what a difference in ta...

You'd be doing your taste buds a dis-service by not trying this sauce. I promise you!

this is so delicious.I didn't change anything from the recipe, followed the exact instructions. This bbq sauce was a hit. I think the bbq sauce was more popular then the meats. I had make anoth...

Oh so delicious, use to baste, for pulled pork sandwiches, delicious! Texans just now how to treat their barbecue! Maybe add some smoke flavor and it'll be perfect!

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