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Lady Bird Johnson's Barbecue Sauce


  • 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced, optional
  • 1/4 cup each vinegar, ketchup, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt, hot red pepper sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat; stir in garlic. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  2. Add remaining ingredients.
  3. Raise heat to medium-high; heat to a boil. Cook for 1 minute; remove from heat.

Nutrition information per tablespoon: 33 calories, 74% of calories from fat, 3 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 7 mg cholesterol, 2 g carbohydrates, 0 g protein, 122 mg sodium, 0 g fiber

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