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Grandma Izetta's Kansas Roadhouse Barbecue Sauce

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IzettasBBQSauce

Grandma Izetta's Kansas Roadhouse Barbecue Sauce

4 Sales On Etsy since 2012

Announcement   ABOUT THE SAUCE
Grandma Izetta’s Kansas Roadhouse BBQ Sauce is an original recipe sauce from 1938 for Pork, Chicken, Beef Ribs, and Brisket. Not too sweet, not too hot, zesty and tangy. This one of a kind tomato-based roadhouse barbecue sauce just may find a place on your table for hamburgers and meatloaf as well. Warning: This stuff is highly addictive! You might find yourself putting it on everything from hot dogs to eggs.
Grandma Izetta’s Kansas Roadhouse BBQ Sauce works great as a marinade, basting sauce, or a post-grill barbecue sauce.

GRANDMA IZETTA’S ORIGINAL RECIPE Kansas Roadhouse Barbeque Sauce
Izetta was a pioneer for women in business back in the 1930’s. It was 1938 and the country was recovering from the Great Depression and Europe was on the doorstep of WWII. Izetta was a homemaker who dreamt of owning her own business. An opportunity came up to purchase Betty’s Place, a roadhouse restaurant just outside Russell Kansas and Izetta knew she had found her calling. With money her mother lent her, Izetta became the owner. On top of that, the restaurant’s BBQ recipe, which was already famous and was the best kept secret in town, was an additional cost of $150 (that’s $2300 in today’s dollars). Grandma knew she had to have it, so as collateral, Izetta put up her prized China set.

Grandma Izetta kept the restaurant’s name and the cook (if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it) and soon jumped into serving hungry folks down home cookin’. The restaurant was on the Victory Highway (Highway 40) just west of Russell, the main road for anyone traveling to, from, or through town. People came hungry and left with full bellies. They arrived tired and departed renewed. It was not only a place to eat, but also a place to catch up on local news, meet travelers from far and wide and get to know your neighbors. Russell, Kansas, with fewer than 5000 inhabitants and home to future Senator Bob Dole, was serving up some amazing BBQ. Needless to say it was a great investment and Grandma got her fine china back.

The restaurant thrived until the 1950s, when Interstate 70 was built and took nearly all road traffic away from Highway 40. Unfortunately, the new Interstate was not kind to Grandma Izetta and the restaurant closed down. But the recipe remained Izetta’s prized possession, so much so, she left it as a special line item in her will, bequeathed to her only child Hathalie. In 1968, Izetta passed away and Hathalie was let in on the biggest secret of her childhood – the recipe to the famous BBQ sauce and other recipes that were used at the restaurant. Hathalie remembers helping the cook pluck fresh chickens out back at the restaurant and meeting a lot of weary travelers. As a homemaker and then later a teacher, Hathalie would make big batches of the BBQ sauce and give it out to her family and friends. She also served it to her four boys growing boys. She never divulged the recipe, not even to her husband or her boys.

Years later, as Hathalie (my mother) got older, I asked her for the recipe. She looked at me skeptically, and said she would give it to me, as long as I did something with it. I promised her I would and She quietly handed me the original recipe papers—written in Grandma Izetta’s hand over 70 years ago. The paper was delicate, yellowed and stained from years of stove-side vigilance. And that folks, is how Grandma Izetta’s BBQ sauce was born. I still can’t believe she just handed me those recipes!

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ABOUT THE SAUCE
Grandma Izetta’s Kansas Roadhouse BBQ Sauce is an original recipe sauce from 1938 for Pork, Chicken, Beef Ribs, and Brisket. Not too sweet, not too hot, zesty and tangy. This one of a kind tomato-based roadhouse barbecue sauce just may find a place on your table for hamburgers and meatloaf as well. Warning: This stuff is highly addictive! You might find yourself putting it on everything from hot dogs to eggs.
Grandma Izetta’s Kansas Roadhouse BBQ Sauce works great as a marinade, basting sauce, or a post-grill barbecue sauce.

GRANDMA IZETTA’S ORIGINAL RECIPE Kansas Roadhouse Barbeque Sauce
Izetta was a pioneer for women in business back in the 1930’s. It was 1938 and the country was recovering from the Great Depression and Europe was on the doorstep of WWII. Izetta was a homemaker who dreamt of owning her own business. An opportunity came up to purchase Betty’s Place, a roadhouse restaurant just outside Russell Kansas and Izetta knew she had found her calling. With money her mother lent her, Izetta became the owner. On top of that, the restaurant’s BBQ recipe, which was already famous and was the best kept secret in town, was an additional cost of $150 (that’s $2300 in today’s dollars). Grandma knew she had to have it, so as collateral, Izetta put up her prized China set.

Grandma Izetta kept the restaurant’s name and the cook (if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it) and soon jumped into serving hungry folks down home cookin’. The restaurant was on the Victory Highway (Highway 40) just west of Russell, the main road for anyone traveling to, from, or through town. People came hungry and left with full bellies. They arrived tired and departed renewed. It was not only a place to eat, but also a place to catch up on local news, meet travelers from far and wide and get to know your neighbors. Russell, Kansas, with fewer than 5000 inhabitants and home to future Senator Bob Dole, was serving up some amazing BBQ. Needless to say it was a great investment and Grandma got her fine china back.

The restaurant thrived until the 1950s, when Interstate 70 was built and took nearly all road traffic away from Highway 40. Unfortunately, the new Interstate was not kind to Grandma Izetta and the restaurant closed down. But the recipe remained Izetta’s prized possession, so much so, she left it as a special line item in her will, bequeathed to her only child Hathalie. In 1968, Izetta passed away and Hathalie was let in on the biggest secret of her childhood – the recipe to the famous BBQ sauce and other recipes that were used at the restaurant. Hathalie remembers helping the cook pluck fresh chickens out back at the restaurant and meeting a lot of weary travelers. As a homemaker and then later a teacher, Hathalie would make big batches of the BBQ sauce and give it out to her family and friends. She also served it to her four boys growing boys. She never divulged the recipe, not even to her husband or her boys.

Years later, as Hathalie (my mother) got older, I asked her for the recipe. She looked at me skeptically, and said she would give it to me, as long as I did something with it. I promised her I would and She quietly handed me the original recipe papers—written in Grandma Izetta’s hand over 70 years ago. The paper was delicate, yellowed and stained from years of stove-side vigilance. And that folks, is how Grandma Izetta’s BBQ sauce was born. I still can’t believe she just handed me those recipes!

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A Family Tradition Since 1938

ABOUT THE SAUCE

Grandma Izetta’s Kansas Roadhouse BBQ Sauce is an original recipe sauce for Pork, Chicken, Beef Ribs, and Brisket. Not too sweet, not too hot, zesty and tangy. This one-of-a-kind tomato based roadhouse barbecue sauce just may find a place on your table for hamburgers and meatloaf as well. Warning: This stuff is highly addictive! You might find yourself putting it on everything from hot dogs to eggs.
Grandma Izetta’s Kansas Roadhouse BBQ Sauce works great as a marinade, basting sauce, or a post-grill barbecue sauce.

GRANDMA IZETTA’S ORIGINAL RECIPE Kansas Roadhouse Barbeque Sauce:

Izetta was a pioneer for women in business back in the 1930’s. It was 1938 and the country was recovering from the Great Depression and Europe was on the doorstep of WWII. Izetta was a homemaker who dreamt of owning her own business. An opportunity came up to purchase Betty’s Place, a roadhouse restaurant just outside Russell Kansas and Izetta knew she had found her calling. With money her mother lent her, Izetta became the owner. On top of that, the restaurant’s BBQ recipe, which was already famous and was the best kept secret in town, was an additional cost of $150 (that’s $2300 in today’s dollars). Grandma knew she had to have it, so as collateral, Izetta put up her prized China set.
Grandma Izetta kept the restaurant’s name and the cook (if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it) and soon jumped into serving hungry folks down home cookin’. The restaurant was on the Victory Highway (Highway 40) just west of Russell, the main road for anyone traveling to, from, or through town. People came hungry and left with full bellies. They arrived tired and departed renewed. It was not only a place to eat, but also a place to catch up on local news, meet travelers from far and wide and get to know your neighbors. Russell, Kansas, with fewer than 5000 inhabitants and home to future Senator Bob Dole, was serving up some amazing BBQ. Needless to say it was a great investment and Grandma got her fine china back.

The restaurant thrived until the 1950s, when Interstate 70 was built and took nearly all road traffic away from Highway 40. Unfortunately, the new Interstate was not kind to Grandma Izetta and the restaurant closed down. But the recipe remained Izetta’s prized possession, so much so, she left it as a special line item in her will, bequeathed to her only child Hathalie. In 1968, Izetta passed away and Hathalie was let in on the biggest secret of her childhood – the recipe to the famous BBQ sauce and other recipes that were used at the restaurant. Hathalie remembers helping the cook pluck fresh chickens out back at the restaurant and meeting a lot of weary travelers. As a homemaker and then later a teacher, Hathalie would make big batches of the BBQ sauce and give it out to her family and friends. She also served it to her four boys growing boys. She never divulged the recipe, not even to her husband or her boys.

Years later, as Hathalie (my mother) got older, I asked her for the recipe. She looked at me skeptically, and said she would give it to me, as long as I did something with it. I promised her I would and She quietly handed me the original recipe papers—written in Grandma Izetta’s hand over 70 years ago. The paper was delicate, yellowed and stained from years of stove-side vigilance. And that folks, is how Grandma Izetta’s BBQ sauce was born. I still can’t believe she just handed me those recipes!

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  • Jonathan

    Owner

    Jonathan has been a lifelong BBQ enthusiast and is an expert Tri-tip cooker having trained in Oak BBQ techniques in San Luis Obispo.

  • Izetta

    Chief Saucier

    Izetta demonstrated her visionary technique back in the 1930's running a Roadhouse in Western Kansas. You have to be tough as nails to survive in this environment, and she did it while looking elegant!

  • Lindsley

    Public Relations And Advisor

    Lindsley is an epicurian adventurer with a love of tradition and the color pink. Upon first tasting the sauce, she wanted the recipe--she had no idea the recipe is a closely held family secret.

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Last updated on June 15, 2012
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