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Mary Jo’s Barbecue Sauce

Condiments, Dressings, Sauces

  • Makes 2 quarts.


  • 1 qt vinegar
  • 1 C tomato juice
  • 2 lbs brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 15-oz can tomato sauce
  • 3/4 C ketchup
  • 1/4 C (1 oz) ground black pepper, or to taste


Combine ingredients and bring to a boil for 10 minutes, stirring to dissolve sugar. Salt to taste. Keeps nearly forever refrigerated. Use as baste on grilled or baked chicken or pork.

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