St. Louis-Style Barbecue Sauce Recipe

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Ratings (10)
  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 Cups (16 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
91 Calories
0g Fat
23g Carbs
1g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This St Louis-style barbecue sauce recipe is similar to the more popular Kansas City barbecue sauce, but is a bit less sweet, and a little tangier. This is a delicious barbecue sauce recipe to use on baby back ribs, or grilled chicken.


  • 3 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup sugar (brown)
  • 1/2 cup onion (finely minced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced fine)
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup mustard (brown)
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp hot sauce

Steps to Make It

  1. Whisk together all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer, stirring, on low heat for 20 minutes.

  2. Let cool to room temperature.

  3. Use as desired.

This recipe be used as a basting sauce towards the end of cooking, or brushed on after barbecuing, with additional sauce served on the side.