Homemade sweet and spicy Kansas City style BBQ sauce made with tomato sauce, honey, molasses, vinegar and spices.
Yield: 17 servings
5 from 6 votes

Homemade Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Sweet and spicy Kansas City style BBQ sauce made with tomato sauce, honey, molasses, vinegar and spices.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup molasses (unsulfured)
  • 2 tsp all natural hickory liquid smoke (Colgin)
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp chili powder

Instructions

  • In a large saucepan combine all the ingredients and simmer over low heat for 25 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Let it cool and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  • For using on grilled meat, brush onto chicken, pork or beef the last 10 minutes of cooking.

Notes

Makes 2 cups + 2 tbsp. Refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Nutrition

Serving: 2tbsp, Calories: 65kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 0.5g, Sodium: 362mg, Fiber: 0.5g, Sugar: 10g
Blue Smart Points: 3
Green Smart Points: 3
Purple Smart Points: 3
Points +: 1