Sweet Finishing Sauce for Brisket

Sweet Finishing Sauce for Brisket

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 16 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
27 Calories
0g Fat
7g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 16
Amount per serving
Calories 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 84mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 1g
Calcium 12mg 1%
*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 is a side sauce for brisket that you can put on the table and let people use as needed. Traditionally, barbecue isn't prepared with sauce slathered on top. It's the diner who gets to decide whether they want to use it or not.


  • 2 cans tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup/180 mL water
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon/1.75 mL black pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Place all ingredients in a saucepan.

  2. Simmer for 10 minutes on medium heat. Stir often.

  3. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 to 6 minutes.


  • Serve on the side with barbecue beef brisket.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for one week after initial preparation. 

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