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Homemade Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce

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Homemade Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce

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  • 1 1/3 cups tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup molasses (unsulfured)
  • 2 tsp. liquid smoke (all natural hickory, Colgin)
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. chili powder
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    Calories500Calories from Fat45
    Total Fat5g8%
    Saturated Fat1.5g8%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat45
    Total Carbohydrate112g37%
    Dietary Fiber7g28%
    Vitamin A50%
    Vitamin C25%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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    Lisa 2 years ago
    Very nice sauce not over powering glazes really well or mix it into pulled meats
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    Charles Diaz 3 years ago
    The taste was ok but but the texture was more like a marinara. will give it another try once i have all the ingredients so i give it a fair chance.
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    Ihejirika 3 years ago
    Great quick recipe! Unfortunately, I didn’t have liquid smoke or tomato paste. I used Worcester sauce and some more seasonings instead. I can’t imagine how great the recipe is with liquid smoke
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    Norma Murphy 3 years ago
    Excellent! It was spicy and sweet and tart, but not overwhelming. Used it on pulled pork.i will make again had some whiskey glaze leftover from another recipe and put the in too. Yummy
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    Very good! Would definitely make it again!
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    Danette Newman 3 years ago
    Thought this was very good. I added half the amount of spice due to a family member's lack of spice. She still found it spicy, so will adjust again next time. Also think I will adjust some of the spices.
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    Mel Bolden 3 years ago
    I adjusted some ingredients for my taste. it was good.
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    Deanna 3 years ago
    A little spicy and tangy. Excellent!
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    Alyssa Trenkamp 3 years ago
    Really good - didn’t have liquid smoke so used smoked paprika. Also added a splash of A-1 and Worcestershire sauce.
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    McCowan 3 years ago
    Added more heat as recommended, and it turned out great. The spouse said better than any bbq sauce at any grocery store. Taste and add the spices that best fits your tastes and you'll end up happy.
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    Irina Boyajian 4 years ago
    Perfect Love the combination with molasses
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    Atum Antonio 4 years ago
    Tangy. Really good. Would add more heat though.
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    Ashley Mackey 4 years ago
    It’s great for a starting point. Like mine’s a little more spicy. Added some more chilli and cayenne. Also brown sugar and some red rooster hot sauce. It’s delicious.
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    Karyn Doherty 4 years ago
    Delicious! I like my bbq sauce a bit sweeter so I added a bit of brown sugar towards the end of simmering. It came out perfect! Will make again.
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    Hannah Chen 4 years ago
    Tasty! I used a little more tomato sauce than called for - the whole can.
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    Amanda Miller 5 years ago
    Perfect...didn't change a thing and a making it to bottle as part of my Xmas baskets this year for gifts.
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    Kevin Robinson 6 years ago
    fabulous. I adjust a bit the molassas and honey and add some brown sugar. I also didnt have any red wine vinegar when i first made it but i used red wine and white vinegar in a ratio that mad sense to me. It turned out great so i keep repeating it. This time, my 3rd or 4th time making it, I added chipotle...also a great result. Like many things in cooking, it's a matter of what is on hand combined with common sense and experience with ingredients.
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    Jeff E. 6 years ago
    Left out the liquid smoke (didn't have any), but added a few finely chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce and added a touch more cayenne.. Served it on pork back ribs. It was the best we've ever had!