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Can't Miss Southern Barbecue Sauce

This quick and easy recipe works well with both chicken and pork. The sauce dates back to the 1950s when it was published by the North Carolina Poultry Council. It's fantastic just the way we show it here, or you can use it as a foundation to create your own culinary masterpiece. Don't be deceived by how easy it is. Once you try it, we think you'll agree this sauce is just perfect for the grill.


• Lemon juice 1½ cups
• Sugar 1 Tb.
• Ketchup ½ cup
• Red Pepper (ground) 1½ tsp.
• Salt 2 tsp.
• Vinegar 1 cup
• Worcestershire Sauce 1 Tb.
• Butter/Margarine ¼ lb.

Melt butter or margarine. Stir in ketchup. Add other ingredients. Blend and simmer 4 to 5 minutes. Store in the refrigerator if not using right away. Makes 1 quart.

Don't be shy - apply sauce liberally while grilling. If you like to add sauce at the table, set some aside in a separate container before you start grilling.

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