Kansas City-Style Barbecue Sauce

Save Recipe
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: about 1 quart
Share This Recipe

Ingredients

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 cup coarsely chopped onion

2 cloves garlic, smashed

1 cup tomato sauce

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

1/2 cup ketchup

3 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar

3 tablespoons molasses

3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1 tablespoon yellow mustard

1 teaspoon garlic powder

Kosher salt

2 teaspoons liquid smoke

Directions

  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a medium pot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until the onion is golden, 6 to 7 minutes. Add the tomato sauce, 1 cup water, the vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar, molasses, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, mustard, garlic powder and 1 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium low and simmer until the onion is tender, about 15 minutes. Stir in the liquid smoke. Strain the sauce, pressing on the solids to extract any liquid.
  2.  Photograph by Andrew Purcell
BBQ Jackfruit Empanadas
PREMIUM
12m Intermediate 99%
CLASS
Blueberry BBQ Chicken
PREMIUM
12m Intermediate 100%
CLASS
My Mother's BBQ Spareribs
PREMIUM
9m Easy 98%
CLASS
Tips for Using a Smoker
PREMIUM
5m Easy 97%
CLASS