Walter Jetton’s BBQ Sauce
Prep time: 30 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Walter Jetton was BBQ caterer to the LBJ Ranch. In 1965, he (along with Arthur Whitman) published “Walter Jetton’s LBJ Barbecue Cook Book.” Since the book is long out of print here are some of his recipes, along with Jetton’s comments and instructions
  • 1 Cup Tomato Ketchup
  • 1/2 Cup Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1 1/2 Cups Water
  • 3 Stalks Celery, chopped
  • 3 Bay Leaves
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 2 Tbsp chopped Onion
  • 4 Tbsp Butter
  • 4 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • Dash Black Pepper
  1. This is the secret of the ages I am giving you here, and I would not be surprised if wars have been fought over less. Use this as a plate or table sauce with beef, chicken, pork or almost anything else. Don’t cook things in it.
  2. Combine all the ingredients and bring to a boil.
  3. Simmer about 15 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat and strain.
  5. (note – the celery pieces that you strain out from the sauce are among the most delicious things I have ever tasted – really wonderful. In fact, I sometimes made the sauce just to have some of the yummy celery.)
  6. Yield: About 2 ┬Ż Cups.

Recipe submitted by: Smokey Joe (Grill Dome Community)


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