Rating: 4.43 stars
108 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 72
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 2

Simple and sweet, this sauce is fantastic for ribs!! Makes enough to baste 3 to 4 pounds worth.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
2 cups
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, stir together the honey, molasses, ketchup, cinnamon, paprika, ginger, seasoned salt, meat tenderizer, ground black pepper, salt, oregano, garlic, steak sauce, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and brown sugar until well blended.

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  • Cover, and refrigerate until ready to use.

Nutrition Facts

168 calories; protein 0.3g; carbohydrates 43.6g; fat 0.1g; sodium 423.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (107)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2007
Since I am the originator of this sauce, I thought I would add a few things that I ahve changed. The amount of ketchup I now use is about 1 cup. I only use about 3/4 cup brown sugar now, an dno molasses. I have also added finely chopped onions. When it needs a bit of kick I add jalepenos chopped very fine. This is to your own taste. (I have a friend that adds several, including all the seeds. He LOVES hot foods.) Thank you for all of your reviews. I have found each one helpful. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/02/2003
At first the sauce turned out very grainy because of the sugar. I cooked it slowly to try to get the sugar to dissolve. Once it dissolved I added about 3 Tbsp. of vinegar to cut down on the sweetness. I enjoyed it after that but it wasn't the best I have had and my husband did not like the overall flavor -- too sweet. Read More
(14)
108 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 72
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2007
Since I am the originator of this sauce, I thought I would add a few things that I ahve changed. The amount of ketchup I now use is about 1 cup. I only use about 3/4 cup brown sugar now, an dno molasses. I have also added finely chopped onions. When it needs a bit of kick I add jalepenos chopped very fine. This is to your own taste. (I have a friend that adds several, including all the seeds. He LOVES hot foods.) Thank you for all of your reviews. I have found each one helpful. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2004
We needed a sauce for our baby back ribs and gave this one a shot. There are a lot of ingredients you need for this recipe, but it is well worth the effort! It is incredibly delicious and people just can't get enough of it! We marinade half a rack of ribs with the marinade in tightly wrapped foil packets overnight, then pop them in the oven for two and a half hours at 300 degrees. The meat falls off the bone! We save some of the sauce and spread it on the ribs after they cook in the oven and put them on the grill for 5 minutes or so, just to carmelize and crunch up the outside a little. Unbelievable!! Give it a shot! ;D Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2004
This recipe is great. My family loves it. However, I would recommend skipping the brown sugar since the 1 cup of honey the recipe called for was enough sweetness. Also, use fresh grated ginger instead. Very easy to do and tastes delicious Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2004
We bought 2 HUGE packs of chicken wings and realized after starting the grill and the rest of the meal that we had no BBQ sauce! We tried this one after looking over all the choices on allrecipes.com. It looked questionable in the blender; it tasted questionable. Threw the wings on the grill, basted. Turned 'em over, basted. Basted again-hubby is so meticulous! Basically drowned the little suckers in the sauce, and still had about 1/4 left. They looked great, they smelled incredible, and they tasted AWESOME! Highly recommend this sauce for chicken!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2007
Very good sauce. I only made a few changes. I cut the brown sugar down to about half a cup (which was still very sweet) and cut down the honey as well. I also added about half a teaspoon of red pepper flakes to make it a little spicy. I did heat it over the stove on medium heat for about 20 minutes, I think it helped the flavors come together better. The result was a really good, mildly sweet barbecue sauce with some kick to it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2003
this is an excellent sauce exp if you have young children who don't like spicy sauces. Although if cooking for adults only I would add some tobasco or red pepper flakes to jazz it up a little. Very easy very quick. although igf you are using it as a dipping sauce you will want to cook it to get rid of the borwn sugar graininess Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/02/2003
At first the sauce turned out very grainy because of the sugar. I cooked it slowly to try to get the sugar to dissolve. Once it dissolved I added about 3 Tbsp. of vinegar to cut down on the sweetness. I enjoyed it after that but it wasn't the best I have had and my husband did not like the overall flavor -- too sweet. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2003
This recipe was absolutely delicous!! It took a lot of ingredients and I nearly tore my blender up making it but it was well worth it. I used it to marinate chicken and then baked it in the oven. It is very sweet so those of you who don't like that need to stay away. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2004
I made pork spareribs last night and made this sauce at the last minute. Oh my gosh it was delicious! My kids loved it and so did I I wouldn't change a thing. Will definitely make this again! Read More
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