I've always been curious about Celebrity recipes and have been a big fan of Elvis Presley for as long as I can remember so when I came across this recipe for his special BBQ Sauce I just had to give it a try.
Like many homemade BBQ Sauce recipes, this one has a tomato and vinegar base with a bunch of seasonings. The process for making this simple recipe is no different than many others, combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and simmer for about half an hour.
💭 What are Pickling Spices
The only ingredient needed to make this delicious bbq sauce recipe that you may not have in your pantry is the Pickling Spices. If you are not familiar with this spice, it's typically a combination of Mustard Seed, Cinnamon, Ginger, Bay Leaves, Red Pepper, Caraway, Allspice, Coriander, Black Pepper and Clove.
💭 Recipe Tip
Optionally, you can remove the lemon slices from the barbecue sauce before storing the sauce in an airtight container like a sterilized mason jar. Since I like to put my sauces in plastic squeezable bottles I remove the lemon slices before transferring them to the bottles.
This barbecue sauce is not only perfect for basting some baby back ribs, it's also great for grilling chicken and everything else you would use barbecue sauce on like bbq chicken or beef sandwiches. Heck you can even use it as a dipping sauce!
For more great recipes that use Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, I suggest you check these recipes out:
📋 What Ingredients do I need
You will need the following ingredients to make Elvis Presley's Special BBQ Sauce: Tomato Sauce, Low Sodium Soy Sauce, Ground Dry Mustard, Chili Powder, White Vinegar, Lemon, Light Brown Sugar, Honey, Crushed Red Pepper Flakes and Pickling Spice.
🥣 How to make Elvis Presley's BBQ Sauce
In a saucepan, combine all the ingredients and cook on low heat for 30 minutes.
Optionally remove the lemon slices from the bbq sauce.
Place the BBQ Sauce in a container.
Elvis Presley's Special BBQ Sauce
- 48 oz Tomato Sauce
- 1 tablespoon Low Sodium Soy Sauce
- 1 tablespoon Ground Dry Mustard
- 1 tablespoon Chili Powder
- ½ Cup White Vinegar
- 2 slices Lemon, seeds removed
- 1 tablespoon Light Brown Sugar
- 2 tablespoon Honey
- 1 tablespoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
- 1 tablespoon Pickling Spice
- In a saucepan, combine all the ingredients and cook on low heat for 30 minutes.
- Optionally remove the lemon slices from the bbq sauce.
- Place the BBQ Sauce in an airtight container.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.
This BBQ sauce is very good. It was great for dipping our chicken fingers in. We have also used it as a condiment for hamburgers.
Why do you say this is Elvis Presley's special recipe. Elvis never in his life made a BBQ sauce, I know this to be a fact. Elvis never even had cookouts. He paid others to do cookout for him. Someone grossly misled you.
Not once in the article did I say he personally made this BBQ sauce. This recipe comes from an old newspaper/magazine clipping (date & author unknown). I would be shocked if he did his own cooking. Regardless, it's a pretty darn good BBQ sauce.
I have hand written copy I found inserted in a book. Identical recipe. It says the recipe came from his cook, Mary Jenkins, Graceland. It is titled "Special Barbeque Sauce".
Very cool. Thanks for sharing that little piece of history!