Saturday, March 14, 2009

Grandpa Andrus's BBQ Sauce

The Andrus family recipe (my mom's side of course) ... I am sharing with you, because, well, frankly why not share great recipes! Now Vandy is not a vinegar based bbq man, but the smell of this sauce cooking all day and then some more on the next day brings back the most delicious memories. And I LOVE this sauce!!! It really reminds me of my Mom and my Dad working together in the kitchen to prepare for the next day's festivities. Of course, you must have my Mom's potato salad, which my sister makes now, my baked beans and Joe always brings the beer. Dad babysits the ribs and chicken all day long --- slow long charcoal basting food .... the oil sits right next to the grill with a basting brush smothered in the oil ... baste baste baste, the sauce is the last thing to be applied before you pull it off the grill and then we use it also as a dipping sauce on the side. Egads, my mouth is so watering right now. So here I go --- enjoy!!!
Grandpa Andrus's BBQ Sauce
2 c. cooking oil
6 medium onions (thinly sliced)
6 lemons (juice and pulp)
small bottle of ketchup
small jar mustard
small can tomato sauce
3 T worchestershire sauce
4T brown sugar
4T vinegar
(rinse mustard jar and ketchup bottle with some water to get all goodies out) cook onions in oil until limp .. add remaining ingredients and cook cook cook and when you think you have cooked it enough .. cook cook cook ... all day process on low ... it will become the richest color of red you have ever seen .... I'll post that picture either later tonight or tomorrow

1 comment:

  1. OK, my mouth is watering. Do you can this or just freeze the extra? I make a pretty mean potato salad myself - but who brings the deviled eggs? I'm glad you enjoyed the lemons Cuz.