Barbecue Sauce

Barbecue Sauce

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Barbecue Sauce Recipe from 1938

I found this recipe printed on Apr 19, 1938 in the Press and Sun-Bulletin newspaper.  I decided to try it cooked over a beef roast.  I made the roast in my Instant Pot.  I LOVE my Instant Pot.  It is so easy to cook meat with it.  I seared a 2 1/2 pound beef roast in some olive oil, poured this sauce over and set it to cook for 60 minutes.  I let the pressure release naturally.  After I removed the meat to let it rest, I thickened the sauce with a mixture of cornstarch and water and served it over the meat.  It would make a very tasty gravy if thickened more than I did.  My whole family loved it!

Barbecue Sauce Recipe from 1938

Barbecue Sauce from 1938

A barbecue sauce from 1938
Course Sauces
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 people


  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp pepper


  1. Mix all the ingredients together and bring to a boil.
  2. Boil for a few minutes, sauce will be thin.
  3. Pour over desired meat.

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