Sunday, May 24, 2009

Katie Franny BBQ Sauce

My sister, Cathy, has been making this BBQ Sauce for years. Reen's husband Billy has always been a fan of it. He calls her "Katie Franny"(since her name is Cathy Francis), but the funny thing is that's what he calls the BBQ sauce too, as in "Pass me the Katie Franny" or "Will you pour some more Katie Franny on my burger?".
He cracks me up.
Anyway, I'm thrilled that she passed the recipe along to me and now I get to share it with you! So here ya go. Have some Katie Franny!

Hey Joe,
I gave someone my recipe for BBQ sauce today, and I thought I'd send it along to you while I was at it. It's my family's favorite BBQ sauce recipe (apologies to Marshy's!), and I must say I do enjoy it too. It's a little sweeter than some of the more smoky-flavored ones, which is ok by me, because I don't like a heavy smoky taste. Besides using it on grilled stuff, it's also great as the sauce for BBQ Pulled Pork, which I often make in my crock pot. You just make your pulled pork like usual, and after "pulling" the pork, add the BBQ sauce at the end. Yum!
The Katie Franny thing just started from Billy being his usual goofy self. He first called it Katie Franny BBQ Sauce, and then at some point announced that he was going to shorten the name to Katie Franny, and that was that.
The rest is history...


2 tbsp. butter
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 bay leaf, crumpled
2 cups ketchup
6 oz. Cola
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. Dijon or spicy brown mustard
2 tsp. cider vinegar (I've also used red wine or white wine vinegar, and regular white vinegar - no prob)
Salt & pepper

Saute onions and garlic in butter until onion is softened, about 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and simmer over low heat 45 minutes to an hour, until thickened and yummy.


Cathy's Tip:
DOUBLE this recipe every time you make it. It keeps for a long time in the fridge. And, besides, what are you gonna do with the other half can of Coke anyway?

1 comment:

Barb Knoblock said...

Joey the BBQ sauce was so good on our ribs yesterday! They were gooey and delicious! Everyone loved them!! Thanks!!!