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Kansas City Barbecue Sauce Recipe

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Kansas City Barbecue Sauce Recipe
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Kansas City barbecue sauce is probably America's most popular barbecue sauce recipe. Rich, dark, thick, sweet, and tangy, this barbecue sauce recipe is great on everything from smoked beef brisket, to the classic rack of pork ribs.

Makes about 3 Cups

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 2/3 cup dark molasses
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp ground mace
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp Tabasco
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp liquid smoke, optional


Whisk together all ingredients in a saucepan and simmer, stirring, on low heat for 15 minutes. Let cool to room temperature. May be used as a basting sauce towards the end of cooking, or brushed on after barbecuing, with additional sauce served on the side.
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 5 out of 5
i like that, Member ihab66

it's so easy to do it ,,and i like to do that every week

6 out of 7 people found this helpful.

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