Mississippi Sweet and Sour Barbeque Sauce


A sweet and sour version of barbeque sauce for shrimp, pork, and chicken. This sauce is very potent, so use sparingly as a baste while cooking shrimp, pork, and chicken. To make into a dipping barbeque sauce increase the amount of brown sugar to 1 cup and use white vinegar instead of apple cider vinegar.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
16 servings


  • 1 cup ketchup

  • ¾ cup brown sugar

  • 1 (5.5 ounce) can tomato paste

  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar

  • ¼ cup dark corn syrup

  • 2 fluid ounces pineapple juice

  • 1 fluid ounce bourbon whiskey

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 2 tablespoons minced white onion

  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

  • 1 ½ teaspoons mustard powder

  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (such as Tabasco®)

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • teaspoon ground allspice

  • 1 pinch Chinese five-spice powder

  • 1 pinch celery salt


  1. Combine ketchup, brown sugar, tomato paste, vinegar, corn syrup, pineapple juice, bourbon whiskey, water, white onion, lemon juice, mustard powder, hot pepper sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, allspice, Chinese five-spice powder, and celery salt together in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer until flavors have blended and sauce is slightly reduced, 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

75 Calories
0g Fat
18g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 75
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 425mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 5mg 27%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 188mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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