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Mumu's Secret BBQ Sauce

By Sarah Reilly - Publisher of Macaroni Kid Springfield June 17, 2021

I am about to share something very special with you all.  It's something I have kept closely guarded for YEARS!!!  It's my grandmother's super secret bbq receipe.  Actually I don't even know how secret it truly is, she once told me she got it out of a magazine about 50 years ago, but it was always my favorite growing up.  It is time I passed this delicious recipe on to others.  

This is a sauce that I often make in double, triple or quadruple batches and then freeze for later meals.  I just pop it in the slowcooker from the freezer, add the chicken or pork and then walk away.  Nice and easy.  We most often make it with chicken with a side of egg noodles.  It is not a very thick sauce but my Mumu often liked pulled pork with it.


1/2 c.  Butter

1 LG.    Onion, chopped

1/2 clove  Garlic, crushed

1 (14oz) bottle catsup

2 Tblsp  Brown sugar

1 Tblsp. Worcestershire sauce

1/3 C. Red wine vinegar

1 C. Water

1/4 tsp. Salt

1/4 tsp. Pepper

1/2 C. Cola beverage


Melt butter in saucepan.   Add onion and garlic....cook over low heat 5 min.

Add remaining ingredients, except Cola....simmer about 20 min.

Remove from heat, add Cola.

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