Memphis in May Championship Barbecue Sauce


2 sticks of butter
2 (8oz bottles) of hot mustard
24 ozs tomato sauce
1 (32oz) bottle of ketchup
1 quart of red wine vinegar
40 ozs of Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp Tabasco sauce
8 tsp brown sugar
4 tsp paprika
1 tbs garlic powder
4 tsp seasoning salt
2 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 cup liquid smoke
This sauce has won the world championship several times at the Memphis in May barbecue competition. This recipe makes a gallon plus of sauce. You may halve the recipe if desired.
  • Melt butter in a sauce pan over medium heat.
  • Add mustard, tomato sauce, and ketchup.
  • Stir constantly, then add remaining ingredients.
  • Bring to a boil and reduce heat and simmer for 30minutes.
  • Brush on meat at the end of cooking time then serve along side as a table sauce.
  • Sauce may be frozen for later use.




20 min


30 min


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