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Test Kitchen Approved

Memphis BBQ Spaghetti

5.0 star rating 1 Review

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen

Yields

6 servings

Recipe By Savory Spice Test Kitchen

This classic Memphis BBQ side combines the flavors of barbecue sauce with the key components of a marinara sauce to create a hybrid Italian-Southern dish. It's typically served with leftover smoked pulled pork, but you could throw your leftover barbecue chicken or brisket in there too.

Ingredients

2 Tbsp. olive oil

1 yellow onion, diced

1 green bell pepper, diced








1/2 cup dark brown sugar

1 (28 oz.) can tomato sauce

1 1/2 cups water

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar


2 Tbsp. lemon juice

1 lbs. dried spaghetti

1 lbs. pulled pork

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Minced Garlic

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  • Tomato Powder

    Made from dehydrated tomatoes, this powder can be made into a paste, sauce, or juice in minutes. No more opening cans of paste to use a portion and...

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  • Memphis Rib Rub

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  • Smoked Spanish Sweet Paprika

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  • Regular Yellow Mustard Powder

    Our regular mustard powder is medium heat, and is ideal in BBQ sauce recipes or when seasoning any meats or vegetables.

  • Salt & Pepper Tableside Seasoning

    It may seem simple, but this salt & pepper blend is one of our customers' all-time favorites. It's a super convenient way to add the perfect ba...

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  • Onion & Garlic Tableside Sprinkle

    This salt-free blend of two kitchen staples is easy to use and always at the ready. Add the perfect blend of garlic and onion to any meal with just...

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  • Worcestershire Sauce

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Directions

Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and bell pepper and cook until softened, about 5 min. Stir in garlic. Whisk tomato powder and water together to make a paste; stir paste into onion mixture. Stir in all of the spices and the brown sugar. Add tomato sauce, water, vinegar, Worcestershire, and lemon juice and stir to combine. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, for about 2 hours, stirring often. Meanwhile, bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook spaghetti according to package directions. When sauce is almost done, stir in pulled pork so it can warm through. Serve cooked spaghetti in bowls with a generous helping of sauce and pork spooned over each portion.