My dad loves to barbecue and this is his own creation. It's absolutely delicious and goes with a variety of meats. It makes a lot, but keeps well in the ice box and it's nice to have it on hand instead of store bought sauce.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan brown bacon until crispy and discard excess grease. Add onions and cook for a few minutes until wilted.

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  • Combine soy sauce, garlic, tomato puree, corn syrup, molasses, brown sugar and liquid smoke. Add to bacon and onion in the saucepan. Season with chili powder, mustard, paprika, cayenne, ground cloves, bay leaf and salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

157.2 calories; 3.2 g protein; 26.6 g carbohydrates; 6.3 mg cholesterol; 762.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2005
Thank you Janis and Papa John! We enjoyed this a few weeks ago and I must admit...it's better than the recipe my mother gave me years ago. It was a really nice change for us and we enjoyed the flavor a lot. This is worth making without a doubt! Thanks again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/28/2014
Didn't taste good to us and we are pretty non picky eaters. Sorry hope the rest of you have better luck. Read More
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2005
Thank you Janis and Papa John! We enjoyed this a few weeks ago and I must admit...it's better than the recipe my mother gave me years ago. It was a really nice change for us and we enjoyed the flavor a lot. This is worth making without a doubt! Thanks again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/02/2006
Yum! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/04/2009
I have used this recipe and it is wonderful Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2012
I made 96 servings canned 8 qts Jars. I added 1 cup of vinegar Cider Allspice & ground clove 1tablesoon each. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/12/2017
Made as written except that I left out the cloves. This reminded me of what I consider Kansas City style BBQ sauce. Not quite but similar. Overall I thought it was a good sauce but I thought it could have used some vinegar to balance out the sweetness. The bacon was a nice addition and this is one I'd make again with some minor tweaks to suit our tastes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2013
Tried this out for a BBQ Chicken Pizza absolutely delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2012
I thought this sauce was delicious! Thank You SO much! Read More
Rating: 2 stars
04/28/2014
Didn't taste good to us and we are pretty non picky eaters. Sorry hope the rest of you have better luck. Read More