Open Pit BBQ Sauce Recipe

We can't get Open Pit here in TX, does anyone have a recipe that is close?

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Comments

  1. says

    Open Pit” BBQ Suace

    1 bottle beer
    1/2 c. vinegar
    Juice of 4 lemons
    1 tsp. salt
    1 tbsp. sugar
    1/2 c. tomato paste or ketchup
    Hot sauce to taste

    Cook slowly for 1/2 hour with tablespoon of butter

  2. Lael says

    Open Pit BBQ sauces are favourites in the Chicago – Milwaukee area and there are 9 different varieties. Which one does your family prefer?
    Here is a basic recipe for the OP base sauce:

    OPEN PIT COPY-CAT BARBECUE SAUCE:
    Combine 1 to 2 tbsp. of butter with
    1 tbsp. sugar,
    1 tsp. salt,
    1/2 c. vinegar,
    Juice of 4 lemons (You can use lemon concentrate),
    Stir to dissolve and then add

    1 bottle beer,
    1/2 c. tomato paste or ketchup,
    Tabasco to taste
    Cook over low heat for about1/2 hour to reduce the sauce

    Add Liquid Smoke, garlic, onions, brown sugar, honey,
    cumin, paprika, coriander seed, celery seed, whiskey, etc. ,
    to customize your sauce.

    Open Pit BBQ site: http://www.openpit.com/index.html

  3. Courtney says

    That’s funny. We live in TX but born and raised in Chicago! Our Kroger special orders open pit for us! No one knows what it is here…so they put it on the shelf and it sits there until we clear it out!

    • says

      open pit bbq.sauce recipe
      2c.white vinegar 1/4 c.sugar 1/2c. 1tbs.worcestershire sauce 1tbs.lemon juice 1/2 tbs.salt
      1tsp. black pepper 1tsp red pepper 3/4 tsp. hot sauce 1c. ketchup
      add all but ketchup to a sauce pan.Bring to a boil.Cover and reduce heat stir occasionally until sugar dissolves.Then add ketchup stir well and remove from heat.