Sweet and Smoky Barbeque Sauce


Use this sweet and smoky BBQ sauce towards the end of cooking as you would for any grilled meat. I have used it on steak, hamburgers, pork ribs, chicken, and hot dogs — a great all-round BBQ sauce! Use right away or cool to room temperature, transfer to a jar and refrigerate.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar

  • 6 tablespoons packed brown sugar

  • ¼ cup molasses

  • ¼ cup honey

  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 tablespoons rum

  • 2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard

  • 2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder

  • 1 tablespoon ground red chile pepper

  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke flavoring

  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice

  • 4 cups ketchup


  1. Mix vinegar, brown sugar, molasses, honey, Worcestershire sauce, rum, mustard, black pepper, garlic powder, ground chile, liquid smoke, and allspice together in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until sauce is smooth and brown sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes.

  2. Stir ketchup into sauce and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce is dark and thickened, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

53 Calories
1g Fat
12g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 40
Calories 53
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 295mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 152mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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