__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Ron and I owned a Smokehouse in Brentwood, Ca. in the middle of “You Pick Orchards”, we smoked Ribs, Lamb, Duck, Chicken, Beef, Pork, Polish Sausage and Hot Dogs. We served side dishes that were all my original recipes. The fresh Peach Salsa and Bar B Que Sauce we sold by the quart and often sold out before the day was over. My Grandchildren, Skylar, Brandon, Jamie and Nick Katz all worked at the Smokehouse. Earning their spending money. They all knew how to operate a cash register by the age of five years. Some of their fondest childhood memories are of working with Grandma and Ron. Nick’s lady; Tiana Rogers asked me for this recipe, saying; “Nick says it is killer”. A customer came in on his way to the Delta for a 4th of July week-end of boating. He and his buddies had a Bar B Que Cook Off every 4th. and he was determined to win the bragging rights. He insisted on buying a gallon of my Bar B Que Sauce. I could have sold him a quart, but was reluctant to sell him a gallon as it would run me short for the long week-end. As I said…”He was determined”! Two hundred dollars later the happy future Bar B Que King happily drove off with a Gallon of Romar’s Bar B Que Sauce. I headed for Costco to buy more ingredients.


1 bottle Grandma’s Molasses

 1 cup yellow mustard

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup Balsamic vinegar

 1 cup water

1 cup Black Coffee

 1 cup ketchup

 12 oz. can of V8 juice

 1/4 cup lemon juice

2 tablespoon crushed garlic

 1 finely chopped onion

 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce

 1- 1/2 tablespoon liquid smoke

 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

 1 tablespoon black pepper

 1 tablespoon Sea Salt

1 cup Jack Daniels Bourbon


 1 can of beer can be used instead of Bourbon __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Mix all ingredients in a heavy pot and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 20 minutes. This sauce gets better with age. Make a day ahead if possible.

 Love, Mary

About marysfarmreport

__From Yachts to Manure___... I have lived in a 9,000 square foot mansion in Piedmont, Ca. to homesteading a mobile home and living without running water or electricity for six months in Oroville, California. These are some tales of my adventures. From traveling the world with my Airline Executive late husband to , operating a Yacht Charter Business on San Francisco Bay as a widow with young children, to retiring to a Ranch in Oroville and raising horses and fancy pure bred dogs. Come join me on my adventures as I write this blog..
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  1. Reblogged this on marysfarmreport and commented:

    Just in time for 4th of July Bar B Ques; My original Sauce was highly sought after.

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