Lem’s Bar-B-Q House BBQ Sauce


Hello to my fellow blogosphere friends.  I have been away awhile while completing my degree but, never fail, I will continue to post and post all my favorite recipes.  This is the best homemade BBQ sauce I have ever made.  I have doubled, tripled, quadrupled, the recipe as needed.  It is really good and, like all recipes, can be tweaked to your liking.  I found this recipe in the book America’s Best BBQ by Davis and Kirk.  Lem’s BBQ House is located in Chicago, Illinois at 311 E. 75th St., if you’re ever in the area.


1/3 cup ketchup

1/4 cup packed light brown sugar

2 TBS granulated sugar

2 TBS apple cider vinegar

1 TBS chili powder

1 tsp. dry mustard

2 TBS Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp. sea salt

1 tsp. finely ground black pepper

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. ground celery salt


Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring to dissolve all sugars, stirring occasionally for 30 minutes, cool to room temperature.


About Chez Starz

I live in California with my wonderful children and have an amazing boyfriend. I have been a paramedic for over 20 years and work for a Fire District as their EMS Manager. I have a passion and love for food and cooking. This blog is just a place to share my favorite recipes.
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One Response to Lem’s Bar-B-Q House BBQ Sauce

  1. Art Bell says:

    Thanks for sharing! I grew up on the South Side of Chicago and now live in the NY area…really miss LEMS! Now if you could get the recipe for the hot links (- ;

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