Our Secret WAR EAGLE Barbecue Sauce Recipe
This is one of our family favorites for any time of the year. Lots of us grew up or spent time at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama and there was a local Barbecue place that served a sauce like this one. This is a our Secret Sauce recipe similar to theirs. It’s not sweet at all, and it is delicious! This recipe makes a large batch to keep on hand any time you have pork or chicken. Pour over shredded cabbage fore Barbecue Slaw. Makes 2 Quarts
- 32 ounces ketchup
- 16 ounces mustard
- 16 ounces water
- 5 1/2 ounces Worcestershire sauce
- 1 1/2 ounces white vinegar
- Dash of red pepper (to taste)
Mix ingredients together and store in a glass or plastic jar..I use a 1 quart mason jar with a plastic lid for storing half the sauce, and I also use the 32 oz ketchup bottle to store. I’ve found if you use a metal lid the sauce will corrode it and if you use plastic storage containers the sauce permanently stains them.
For an official A.U. Family Barbecue Sandwich—Hickory smoke a boneless Boston pork butt. Chip the meat and serve on a bun with our sauce. For slaw, to go on your sandwich, mix shredded cabbage and sauce. Serve with dill chips. Yummmmm!
By the way … the place we designed our sauce after was called “Chuck’s” … so we still call it “Chuck’s Sauce” … I don’t know if Chuck’s is still around in Auburn or Opelika … but if you happen to be down that way and find that they are, please be sure to stop in and enjoy one of the best barbecues you ca find in the south!
Thank You! I’m from Opelika and now live in Nashville area. I have missed what we called Mustard based BBQ sauce. Chesters in Columbus,Ga and Chuck’s in Alabama are the only two places I knew who made it this way. Can’t wait to try this!
You are Welcome!! I grew up in Auburn and believe you will find this recipe is just what you have been looking for! Let me know how you like it!
This recipe is pretty close. However, the style of sauce that Chuck’s, Mike n Eds, Papa Joes, etc. make uses Apple Cider Vinegar and some Dark Brown Sugar.
We are likely talking about a different establishment. I know many BBQ sauces do have dark brown sugar in them and are sweet, but this one intentionally does not. It’s more mustard-based and tangy!
I found this recipe online this morning and decided to give it a try. It exceeded all expectations!! Wow! The pulled pork sandwiches I made taste SO MUCH like Chuck’s (my all-time favorite BBQ!). Thank you for figuring this out and sharing it with us! Delicious!
Is the sauce similar to the sauce at Price’s BBQ House in Auburn?
I’m on the lookout for a recipe similar to that.
I was only at Auburn for a little while and never made it to Chuck’s.
Tim, thanks for your comment. It has been a very long time since I’ve been to Auburn so I am not familiar to Price’s BBQ in Auburn. The only thing I can suggest is to make a batch and give it a try!