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Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce

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Makes 1 cup or 250ml

Sauce Type:

BBQ Sauce

About the Recipe

If there is a barbecue sauce in heaven, this Kansas City Style barbecue sauce has to be the one. Its perfect blend of sweetness, smokiness, and spiciness works well on just about anything. It is so versatile it even tastes great on ice cream. Try it!!! You may like it!!! Check out how easy this homemade BBQ sauce recipe actually is and get ready for an unforgettable backyard barbecue. This sweet, smoky and spicy barbecue sauce goes well with chicken, ribs, shrimp, veggies and lots more. This homemade KC Style BBQ sauce can be used as a baste, a glaze or a dipping sauce.


  • 1/2 cup or 128g ketchup

  • 1/2 cup or 128g tomato sauce

  • 1/3 cup or 83ml red wine vinegar

  • 1/8 cup or 32ml molasses (unsulfured)

  • 1/3 cup or 63g dark brown sugar

  • 1/8 tsp onion powder

  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder

  • Pinch of chili powder

  • Dash of allspice

  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika

  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

  • 1/8 tsp celery seed

  • 1/4 tsp pepper

  • 1/8 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp hickory flavored liquid smoke

  • 1/2 tbsp or 7g butter (unsalted)


1.Combined all the ingredients in a sauce pan over medium heat.  Mix well bring to a lite simmer and lower heat and reduce for 20 minutes until nice and thick.

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