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This sauce originates from a BBQ joint in Seattle, Washington, called Wood Shop BBQ. It’s pretty much a traditional (great) BBQ sauce but with a pretty healthy dose of Worcestershire sauce to boot. I used it on my awesome pulled pork BBQ, but I think this sauce would be even better on smoked brisket or beef ribs.
It has been a while since my wife and I sort of disagreed on a recipe. While this Wood Shop BBQ sauce is pretty Worcestershire-sauce-y, I thought it was pretty darned good. But my wife couldn’t get passed the amount of Worcestershire sauce. I also thought that the sauce got way better after sitting in the fridge for a few days. So, I recommend you start with half of what the recipe states and go from there. I am a huge Worcestershire sauce fan, so I used almost the full amount.
Also try my copycat of Dreamland’s BBQ sauce.
Wood Shop BBQ Sauce
- 6 cups ketchup
- 1 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup Worcestershire sauce start with about 1/2 cup first
- ¾ cup molasses
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons hot sauce
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- ½ cup chili powder
- 2 tablespoons granulated garlic
- 2 tablespoons onion powder
- 2 tablespoons kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
- Combine the ketchup, vinegar, Worcestershire, molasses, brown sugar, hot sauce and lemon juice together in a large pot and whisk until blended. Place over medium heat and bring to a simmer, then add the chili powder, granulated garlic, onion powder, salt, pepper and cayenne. Continue to simmer 30 to 45 minutes, stirring occasionally to keep from burning.
Nutritional values are approximate.