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Steve's Bodacious Barbecue Rib Sauce

Rated as 4.18 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe makes a great semi-sweet sauce for smoked barbecue ribs. Serve this warm on the side along with your ribs or baste directly on the ribs during the last 30 minutes of cooking."
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1 h 5 m servings 12
Original recipe yields 64 servings (4 cups)


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  1. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic and saute for 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 15 minutes. Then add the ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, honey, cayenne pepper, chili powder and Worcestershire sauce.
  2. Simmer for 60 more minutes, then transfer mixture to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 12 calories; 0.4 2.1 0.2 < 1 28 Full nutrition

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I was looking for a BBQ Sauce recipe to try with ribs that I could make from ingredients I had on hand. This one looked the best of those I found, but I didn't have 6 tomatoes. I used 3 and adde...

Very good - couldn't be bothered to puree it so left it chunky. Superb result - the onion caramelised and singed around the edges adding to the bodacious yummy taste. Thanks Steve! Definitely...

Sweet, with a little heat in the back of the throat. Nice sauce! I did food processor it a bit before basting it on a sirloin steak, not having any ribs to try out on. I also didn't have any tom...

Steve is right his rib sauce is very good. I tryed it,and everyone liked it.gardiner

Excellent recipe! Exactly what I've been looking for. A nice "red" barbecue sauce, as opposed to brown/molasses type. Thanks for the post!

I cooked pork ribs and I made this sauce today. It was very tasty.

I made this by the recipe and it was fantastic! Great flavor

It was the right amount of effort for the tasty end result! I made it exactly as Steve asked us to and wow! Bodacious it is, I really enjoyed the sweet heat! Thanks for the great new recipe!