Sunday, July 17, 2011

Old West Ranch Style Barbecue Sauce

On our recent trip to Tombstone, one of the souvenirs I picked up was a cookbook called Cowboy Cookin'.

After browsing through the recipes, which I'm hoping to try soon, I came upon this one for Barbecue Sauce and it immediately caught my eye.  Having some ribs to cook for dinner I thought that it would be the perfect time to try this sauce.

It has to cook for 2 hours, so if you're making it for dinner, be sure to start it early in the morning.


Old West Ranch Style Barbecue Sauce
Old West Ranch Style Barbecue Sauce

1 cup molasses
1 medium onion
1/2 cup butter or bacon drippings (I used butter)
2 large cans of tomatoes
1 tablespoon dry mustard
1/3 cup of vinegar
4 cloves of garlic (mashed)
1 teaspoon salt


Combine all ingredients in a large sauce pan.

Old West Ranch Style Barbecue Sauce

Bring to a full boil over medium heat stirring occasionally.  Reduce to a low heat.  Cover and cook for about 2 hours, stir occasionally, until sauce has thickened and all ingredients are well blended.  Sauce will turn very dark.

Apply to rib-eye steaks or ribs as required.

Old West Ranch Style Barbecue Sauce

Note:  It doesn't tell you to do this, but I used my immersion blender to puree everything.

Old West Ranch Style Barbecue Sauce

2 comments:

  1. Was it any good?

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  2. I'm wondering the same thing...how was it?? :) ~~Rhonda

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