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 teaspoons liquid smoke (all natural hickory, Colgin)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium69% DV1660mg
    Fat8% DV5g
    Protein10% DV5g
    Carbs37% DV112g
    Fiber28% DV7g
    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.


    Mel Bolden 25 days ago
    I adjusted some ingredients for my taste. it was good.
    Deanna a month ago
    A little spicy and tangy. Excellent!
    Alyssa Trenkamp 3 months ago
    Really good - didn’t have liquid smoke so used smoked paprika. Also added a splash of A-1 and Worcestershire sauce.
    McCowan 4 months 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.
    Irina Boyajian a year ago
    Perfect Love the combination with molasses
    Atum Antonio a year ago
    Tangy. Really good. Would add more heat though.
    Ashley Mackey a year 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.
    Karyn Doherty a year 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.
    Hannah C. a year ago
    Tasty! I used a little more tomato sauce than called for - the whole can.
    Amanda M. 2 years ago
    Perfect...didn't change a thing and a making it to bottle as part of my Xmas baskets this year for gifts.
    Beth P. 2 years ago
    Amazon BBQ sauce - I added a bit more chilli to make it a tiny bit spicer and it has the best tang!
    Kevin R. 3 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.
    Jeff E. 3 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!