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Classic BBQ Sauce

This classic sweet BBQ sauce has any number of uses; add to ground beef, brush on ribs or chicken, or mix with canned beans. Musselman’s Apple Butter makes the flavor.

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  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup MUSSELMAN’S® Apple Butter
  • 1 ½ cups ketchup
  • 1 Tablespoon brown mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon horseradish (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons garlic


  1. Step 1
    Saute onion in oil until tender.

  2. Step 2
    Stir in all the other ingredients; apple butter, ketchup, brown mustard, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, horseradish, pepper, and garlic. Bring to a boil. Simmer 5 minutes.

  3. Step 3
    The sauce can be cooled, covered, and refrigerated for a couple of weeks.

Mix with ground beef or turkey for sloppy joes. Brush on ribs, chicken or pork chops. Add to canned beans.

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