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Missouri Style Barbeque Sauce

This is the style of barbeque sauce that I grew up with, this is a two step basting process.  First you baste the meat with a flavorful basting sauce, and when the meat is almost done, then you add the real barbeque sauce.  Recipe comes from Sue A. Mertens Minick from Hazelwood, MO. She actually found this site on the internet! And yes, she is family :-)

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Missouri Style Barbeque Sauce

Missouri Style Barbeque Sauce

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  • Recipe Type: Dips/Sauces, Family Recipes, Meat Recipes
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 8
Missouri Style Barbeque Sauce

This is the basting sauce for a Missouri style grilling.


  • Basting Sauce
  • 1 cup White Vinegar
  • 2 cups Water
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Red Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • Cook until mixed. Use as a baking sauce for chicken or pork steak until nearly cooked. Then use the finishing sauce for the last part of the cooking.
  • Finishing Sauce
  • 1 1/2 cup Butter
  • 1 tablespoon Tabasco Sauce
  • 2/3 cup Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 cup Catsup
  • 2/3 cup White Vinegar
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 Garlic Bud, chopped
  • 2 teaspoon Chili Powder


Combine all ingredients and cool until slightly thick. Use during the last part of cooking the meat.

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  • http://copykatrecipes Dee

    In the description of the recipe, you said that the first baste is with an onion flavored sauce. There is nothing onion flavored in the baste recipe. Is there an ingredient missing??

    • Stephanie

      Sue is actually family to me, I was thinking of other family members that add onions to this initial basting sauce, hence my write up that way. So if you like onion, I would suggest you add some and give the basting sauce a slightly different flavor.