Grandma Edie’s Famous Barbeque Sauce

Grandma Edie is my mom’s mom. I never met her because she passed away a few years before I was born; when my mom was only 17. Growing up, I was able to spend time with Grandma Edie’s sister, Great Aunt Marion. Marion recently passed away as well. Luckily, a while back Marion made recipe binders for some of our family members. The binders contained old family recipes, new family recipes, and some old family portraits. Now that she is gone, I really treasure this binder full of recipes and images of many family members that I was never able to meet.

Grandma Edie’s High School Graduation Picture


My Grandma Edie was known for being an excellent cook and baker. One of the recipes that made it into the Family Recipe Binder (on the first page) is Edie’s Famous Barbeque Sauce. It is an easy, tangy, homemade barbeque sauce that I like to use. What is nice about this sauce is that it’s made from ingredients that most of us have on-hand. If I feel like whipping something up that needs barbeque sauce, I can make this rather than making a special trip to the store. I tend to use it most on shredded chicken, turkey, or pork.

Oliver thinks he is helpful in the kitchen…


The sauce starts with melted butter and sauteed onions…how can that be bad?





Today I used Edie’s Barbeque Sauce a boneless pork loin roast in the crock-pot.



To make the sauce it’s as simple as dicing up an onion, measuring out a few ingredients, and simmering them all together for a bit. Then just dump it in the crock-pot, set on low, and wait for the deliciousness to happen. After cooking all day, the sauce becomes rich, the onions start to melt away, and the meat is tender, flavorful, and falling apart.





  • Approx. 32 ounce pork loin roast (or other meat of your choice)
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 cups ketchup
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder


  • Melt butter over medium-low heat
  • Dice onion and add to melted butter
  • Saute until onions are soft and translucent
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer on low for about 10 minutes
  • At this point it’s up to you – add to crock-pot with meat, use as a sauce
  • For the pork, just pour the sauce over and cook on low for 8-9 hours

What I love about this sauce is that it’s easy enough for anyone to make yet it has that extra homemade touch.



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