Ted Cook’s Bbq Sauce Recipe: 7 Amazing Health Benefits

Ted Cook’s Bbq Sauce Recipe. It’s a new recipe from the guy who runs Ted Cook’s BBQ in Leeds, Arizona. I’m going to teach you how to make this amazing sauce and some of the methods we use at our restaurant.

You’ll be able to make it your own with optional additions like pineapple juice, habanero peppers, or any other ingredient.

I’m releasing this sauce recipe so that everybody can have access to the same sauces that we use at Ted Cook’s BBQ. Customers have been telling us for years that our sauces are the best they’ve ever had.

This is a sweet, thick, and tangy sauce with a twist; habanero peppers. While you can add as many peppers as you want, I would recommend medium heat first. You can always add more peppers later if it’s not hot enough for your taste.

How To Prepare Ted Cook’s Bbq Sauce Recipe?

Here are the basic ingredients list and recipe with some optional ingredients. I’ll go into the details below.


The amounts listed are per gallon of sauce.

  • 32oz container of ketchup (chopped)
  • 16 oz cans of tomato paste
  • 16 oz can of pineapple juice
  • 16 oz bottle of yellow mustard
  • 32 oz of water

Optional Additions:

  • 1/4 cup of honey (per gallon)
  • 1/2 cup of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce (per gallon)
  • 1 tsp. of habanero pepper sauce (per gallon)
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar (per gallon)  

You can omit one or more ingredients if you don’t have them or simply don’t want to add them.

Ted Cook's Bbq Sauce Recipe
Ted Cook’s Bbq Sauce Recipe


Step-1: Put together all of your ingredients in a large saucepan. Stir to combine and bring to a boil.

Step-2: Lower the heat and simmer for 60 minutes once you reach a boil.

Step-3: Add your optional ingredients and simmer for another 10 minutes.

Step-4: Let cool for about an hour before adding it to your bbq sauce. The hot sauce will make an orange-colored paste because the tomatoes and pineapple juice are acid-based.

You can add the cool sauce directly to a mason jar or a numbered container with labels.

Nutrition Facts Of Ted Cook’s Bbq Sauce Recipe

There’s not much information about this sauce. Here are the nutrition facts:

  • Calories: 16 per 1/4 cup
  • Total Fat 0g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 160mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 3g
  • Sugars 3g  
  • Protein 0g

There will be variations in fat, sugar, and sodium in different brands or recipes of bottled ketchup and tomato paste.

7 Health Benefits Of Eating Ted Cook’s Bbq Sauce Recipe

One of the things I love about making sauce is the health benefits of eating it. In the process of making this sauce, certain harmful chemicals are removed.

1. Pectin

Ketchup has pectin, which is a soluble fiber. Pectin helps lower cholesterol and maintain blood sugar levels within a normal range. We also take pectin when we make our salsa recipes at Ted Cook’s BBQ, like our Pineapple Jalapeno Salsa recipe.

2. Sodium

The sodium in this recipe is pretty low, as are most sauces. You’re going to need to check the label on ketchup and look for ingredients that say: “no salt added,” “Unsalted,” or “Natural.” Those types of brands will have the lowest amount of sodium.

3. Sugar

The sugar in this sauce is from the tomato paste, Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, and honey. It’s all-natural sugar and is considered “complex” carbs. Complex carbs take longer to digest, so that this sauce will digest slower in your body.

4. Fiber

Since this sauce is high in fruit content (pineapple juice), it’s also high in fiber which will help keep you full longer and lower cholesterol levels.

5. Cholesterol

The sodium in this recipe helps lower blood pressure and decrease blood cholesterol.

6. Magnesium

Tomatoes and pineapple juice are rich in magnesium, which helps build stronger bones and can relieve muscle cramps, headaches, joint pain, high blood pressure, etc.

7. Potassium

This sauce is quite low on potassium because tomatoes are high in natural salt content. Low potassium levels are associated with muscle cramps and other problems.

Is Ted Cook’s Bbq Sauce Recipe Good For Hearth Patients?

Some of you may have certain medical conditions like high blood pressure or are on certain medications. It’s always best to ask your doctor before trying any new recipe.

This sauce is very low in sodium, so it’s good for heart patients. The sugar content is also low, but there’s some honey.

Honey doesn’t directly affect heart health, but if you’re diabetic or pre-diabetic, you’ll need to monitor your intake of this sauce and other sauces that have honey in them.

Can You Eat Ted Cook’s Bbq Sauce Recipe When You are on Diet?

You can eat this sauce when you are on a diet. It’s low in calories, fat, and sugar. The sodium content is also low, so it will help reduce your blood pressure and other heart-related issues if you’re on a diet. It’s also good for digestion and will help you lose weight because it’s rich in fiber and pineapple juice.

The Bottom Line

Ted Cook’s Bbq Sauce Recipe is a great healthy and delicious sauce that you can eat on your bbq. It tastes awesome on bbq chicken, pork ribs, and beef brisket!

We hope you like it and enjoy it as much as we do. Try adding habanero peppers to give this sauce some heat, and check out our other sauces I’ve listed at the bottom of this post.

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