Lemon Barbecue Sauce


2 T butter
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 sweet red pepper, finely chopped
1/2 cup celery, finely chopped
2 T vinegar
4 T lemon juice, juice some fresh lemons instead of using it from a jar!
2 T brown sugar
1/2 t cayenne pepper – or Tabasco sauce
3 T Worcestershire sauce
1 cup ketchup
1/2 T ground mustard
1 T celery seed
2 T olive oil
up to 1/2 cup water

Spoon Mage™ Notes:

I do not cook with salt, you may want to add a little at the end, but try it this way first and be judicious with the salt.

For a more mindful barbecue sauce, choose no-HFCS ketchup.


Combine butter, onion, pepper, and celery in a saucepan and simmer for a few minutes.

Add everything but the water and simmer on low stirring every now and then for about 12-15 minutes.

Keep it thick or thin it with a few tablespoons of water to make a delicious glaze for chicken or pork.

Taste and adjust seasonings to your preference.

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