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Mama's Jiffy Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Barbecue in the summertime on a Florida Beach is my little bit of Heaven.

Barbecued Chicken


My Mother

My mother commuted to work every day for a fulltime job, and also took care of her family. She was a wonder of a person who I am sure could multitask beyond most other humans. She was only 5'2" and 110 pounds.

She made sure every Saturday was for the family's enjoyment in our large back yard. Mama and daddy grilled on Mama's rotisserie grill and cooked veggies in Grandmother Knight old pot she made soap in eons ago. Most of the time our neighbors ate too.

We loved it when daddy boiled peanuts in the old soap pot. It now sits in my front yard with Flagler Lilies in it.

We had swings hanging from the huge oak tree that I swung my little sisters in.

This was what families did when I was growing up.


  • 1/2 cup oil, your choice
  • 3/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup tomato ketchup, your choice of brand
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
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  1. Cook onions until soft in hot oil.
  2. Add all ingredients: ketchup, water, lemon juice, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, salt and black pepper. Stir well.
  3. Simmer 15 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
  4. This will make enough sauce to baste and serve with two chickens.
  5. This barbecue sauce is also good with hamburgers, hotdogs and other favorites.

My Mama


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© 2022 Barbara Purvis Hunter

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