Bar B-Q Sauce

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BBQ and Grilling

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Bar B-Q Sauce

Prep 15 m

Cook 20 m

Ready In 35 m

48 Servings

46 Calories


"This is a Kansas City-style sauce that I make in my restaurant. It is sweet and smoky with a little bite."

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  1. 2 cups ketchup

  2. 2 cups tomato sauce

  3. 1 1/4 cups brown sugar

  4. 1 1/4 cups red wine vinegar

  5. 1/2 cup unsulfured molasses

  6. 4 teaspoons hickory-flavored liquid smoke

  7. 2 tablespoons butter

  8. 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

  9. 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

  10. 1/4 teaspoon chili powder

  11. 1 teaspoon paprika

  12. 1/2 teaspoon celery seed

  13. 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  14. 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  15. 1 teaspoon salt

  16. 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper


  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, mix together the ketchup, tomato sauce, brown sugar, wine vinegar, molasses, liquid smoke and butter. Season with garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, paprika, celery seed, cinnamon, cayenne, salt and pepper.

  2. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for up to 20 minutes. For thicker sauce, simmer longer, and for thinner, less time is needed. Sauce can also be thinned using a bit of water if necessary. Brush sauce onto any kind of meat during the last 10 minutes of cooking.

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