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Kansas City Sweet Barbecue Sauce

Yields 3 1/2 cups
Cuisine: American
Category: Marinades, Rubs & Sauces
A rich and tangy BBQ sauce made with molasses, ketchup, garlic, and spices. Make this easy Kansas City Sweet Barbecue Sauce recipe for grilled and smoked beef.
Prep Time
10 mins
Other Time
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon chile powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  1. Simmer onions and garlic with oil in a large heavy-bottom sauce pan over medium heat until onions are transparent, 3 minutes. Stir in chili powder, paprika, pepper and salt; simmer 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in ketchup, water, molasses, vinegar, mustard and Worcestershire; simmer 3 more minutes.
  3. For a smooth consistency, puree with an immersion blender (optional). Transfer to an airtight container and store refrigerated, up to 2 weeks.
  4. Serve with your favorite Certified Angus Beef ® smoked cut, like brisket or back ribs.
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