Missouri Style Barbecue Sauce

Missouri Style Barbecue Sauce 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. The 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

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Missouri Style Barbeque Sauce

Make Missouri Style Barbeque Sauce at home. 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Missouri Style Barbeque Sauce
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 517kcal


Basting Sauce

  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper
  • 1/2 cup butter

Finishing Sauce

  • 1 1/2 cups butter
  • 1 tablespoon Tabasco Sauce
  • 2/3 cup Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 cup ketchup
  • 2/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 2 teaspoon Chili Powder


Basting Sauce

  • Combine all of the ingredients for the basting sauce in a pot. 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

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


Calories: 517kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 1562mg | Potassium: 463mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 1910IU | Vitamin C: 10.1mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1.9mg

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I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

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  1. Debbie Spradling Beckerle

    5 stars
    Hello Stephanie. I have found my Grandmothers family secret recipe for barbecue sauce. To give you an idea of how old this is I’m 66 my grandmother was born in 1900 so this is about 100-year-old recipe. There is one ingredient that I cannot find anywhere maybe you’ll know what this is. Have you ever heard of Missouri sauce?

  2. 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.

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