Sonny’s Smokehouse Barbeque

sonnys barbeque sauceThis recipe came out of the Ladies Home Journal. If you find this sauce tart, you can add add teaspoon or two of brown sugar this this.

Sonny’s Smokehouse Barbeque

Sonny's Smokehouse Barbeque

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  • Recipe Type: CopyKat Restaurant Recipes, CopyKat Recipes, Dips/Sauces, Main dish Recipes, Meat Recipes
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 30 minutes
  • Serves: 1
Sonny's Smokehouse Barbeque

This sauce is to die for!


  • 4 ancho chile peppers (2 ounce)
  • 2 cup water
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine 


Toast anchos in a large skillet over medium heat, turning once, until they are softened, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a saucepan; add water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer anchos 5 minutes. Remove from heat, let stand 10 minutes. Remove anchos, reserving water. Discard seeds and stems. Puree anchos and reserved water in blender until smooth. Transfer ancho mixture and remaining ingredients, except lemon and butter, to saucepan. Squeeze juice from lemon half into mixture; add lemon half. Bring sauce to a boil; reduce heat and gently boil 30 minutes. Remove lemon half; stir in butter.

Makes 4 cups

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  • Jonathan212022

    To bad this isn’t the real recipe….I actually have it!

    • lmason

      If you actually have the recipe-why don’t you actually share the recipe…Please=)

    • Bo Wheeler

      Morons like you tick me off. Chances are you don’t have anything. Not even a life that is why you post your drivel on websites. Idiot

  • Liz Nelson

    Love this sauce!