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

Make amazing Sonny's Smokehouse Barbeque sauce just like they make it. 
4 from 3 votes
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Course: Sauces
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Barbeque sauce, Sonny's Smokehouse Barbque sauce
Servings: 10
Calories: 106kcal


  • 2 ounces ancho chile peppers
  • 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
  • 1/4 cup butter


  • 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


Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 402mg | Potassium: 340mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 2465IU | Vitamin C: 4.5mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1.5mg
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  1. Brian Bigler

    2 stars
    This sauce recipe includes far too much acid and nothing to counteract it. I made it anyway, and the acidity bothered my throat. I happened to have a squeeze package of Sonny’s Original sauce left over from my dinner order two days ago, and the package ingredients include sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, and honey. These sweetners act to counteract the acidity, so I added some sugar and honey to a small portion of what I made. It improved the acidity a lot, but the overall flavor is NOT Sonny’s Original. I’ll keep hoping some kind soul will post the actual recipe.

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