Owensboro Mutton Barbecue Sauce

Kentucky barbecue sauce
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 64 servings
Yield: 4 cups
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
2 Calories
0g Fat
1g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 64
Amount per serving
Calories 2
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 128mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 0mg 0%
Potassium 13mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This traditional barbecue sauce of Western Kentucky Mutton Barbecue isn't like most barbecue sauces you've tried. While you can use it to baste meat, you'll also want to serve it as a dipping sauce.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Mix all ingredients together in a large saucepan over low heat.

  3. Simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring often.

  4. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes.


  • Serve on the table as a dipping sauce. You can also use this sauce to baste smoked lamb.
  • Store sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for seven days after preparation.