This is a super easy BBQ sauce recipe straight outta Texas. This basic sauce recipe is great to serve alongside your meat- whether you are a beginner looking for a simple place to start, or an advanced pit master who needs a highly customizable recipe, this will suit your needs.


  • 1/2 lb butter
  • ½ yellow onion
  • 1½ cup Ketchup (NO High Fructose Corn Syrup)
  • ½ cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 oz lightly packed Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 t Kosher Salt
  • 1 t Black Pepper
  • ¾ t Chilli Powder
  • ¾ t Garlic Powder
  • Juice from ½ Lemon

Easy BBQ Sauce Recipe With Aaron Franklin

Heat up a stock pot. When it is hot, melt the butter and then add the onion. Let it cook down for a little. Add the ketchup, light brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, kosher salt, black pepper, Chilli powder and garlic powder. Stir up, add the lemon juice, then stir again.

Let the sauce simmer for a bit, then bottle it or use it right away on whatever meat you have on your smoker!


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