Kansas City Sweet Barbecue Sauce recipe provided by the Certified Angus Beef® brand.

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Kansas City Sweet Barbecue Sauce

Yields 3 1/2 cups
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.
  • 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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