Memphis BBQ Sauce


Number of Servings: 1 Batch
Prep Time:  30 Minutes

Cook Time:  2 Hours

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4 slicebacon (Thick (or 8 thin))
1 onion (small, minced)
3 clove garlic
2 jalapeno peppers (stemmed, seeded, minced)
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
800 millilite (28 ounces) Ketchup
1/4 cup dijon mustard
1/4 cup Brown sugar
3 tablespoon honey
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoon Worshcetershire sauce
1 teaspoon each of salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper
1 Juice of 1 medium lemon
1 Memphis Rib Mop (
1 Memphis Rib Rub (


Heat bacon in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
Cook until 1/3 of fat is rendered, then add onions, render until clear, then add remaining ingredients and simmer for 30 mins, stirring occasionally, until thickens.
Simmer for up to 1 hour for more flavour blending and thickening.


(This is the one I use, seems to complement the flavour of the ribs quite well – is optional)

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