Recipe courtesy of Zarda Bar-B-Q

Kansas City Classic Sauce

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 27 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 12 min
  • Yield: about 4 cups
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8 ounces tomato paste

12 ounces water

8 ounces white vinegar

1 1/2 ounces celery juice

6 ounces your favorite BBQ seasoning blend

6 1/2 ounces sugar

1/4-ounce cornstarch

1 to 2 drops liquid smoke (recommended: Wright Liquid Smoke)

1-ounce salt


  1. In a saucepan over medium-high heat, mix tomato paste and water together until smooth. Then add the remaining ingredients, in order. Cook over medium heat until sauce reaches 190 degrees F, about 5 to 10 minutes. Enjoy!