Adapted from pure Willingham, who is a famous BBQ champion.


  • 4 cups tomato sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups cola or beer
  • 1-1/2 cups cider vinegar
  • 1-1/2 cups chili sauce — (mild)
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 1/2 cup bottled steak sauce — (a-1 sauce)
  • 2 ea juice from 2 lemons
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. Tabasco sauce(to 3 tsp)
  • 1-1/2 cups brown sugar — packed
  • 2 Tbsp. black pepper — freshly ground
  • 2 Tbsp. garlic salt
  • 1 Tbsp. dry mustard


  1. In a sauce pan, combine the tomato sauce, cola, vinegar, chili sauce, mustard, steak sauce, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, oil, soy sauce and Tabasco sauce.
  2. Stir well and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  3. In a small bowl or glass jar with a lid, combine the brown sugar, pepper, garlic salt and mustard. Stir or shake to blend.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the sauce in the pan and stir well.
  5. Increase heat to medium high and bring to a brisk simmer, stirring frequently. Cook for about 20 minutes or longer for a thicker, more intensely flavored sauce.
  6. Cover the pan and reduce heat to low. Cook for about 30 minutes until flavors are well blended.

Comments: Use immediately or cool and store in refrigerator.
Flavor improves after standing in refrigerator for 24 hours