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Sweet and Smoky Barbeque Sauce

Rated as 4.45 out of 5 Stars

"Use this toward the end of cooking as you would for any BBQ meat such as pork, ribs, or chicken. I have even used it on beef and hamburgers, sausages, hot dogs, or anything you want, for the most part. I use it on everything from ribs to roasts to hamburgers to hot dogs. Even goes good with a good old classic grilled cheese sandwich. This is a great all-round BBQ sauce. Use right away or cool to room temperature, transfer to jars or containers, and refrigerate. The sauce will keep for several months in the fridge."
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Ingredients

45 m servings 54 cals
Original recipe yields 40 servings

Directions

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  1. Mix vinegar, brown sugar, molasses, honey, Worcestershire sauce, rum, mustard, liquid smoke, ground chile, black pepper, garlic powder, 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: 54 calories; 0.5 g fat; 12.4 g carbohydrates; 0.6 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 295 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I made this as directed with all the ingredients as listed. I, too, felt adding the ketchup after everything else was blended helped. The red pepper was a bit too spicy for me but exactly right ...

Most helpful critical review

As is, this sauce is way too acidic. I had to add a ton of extra brown sugar to make it palatable. After that, however, it was great!

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I made this as directed with all the ingredients as listed. I, too, felt adding the ketchup after everything else was blended helped. The red pepper was a bit too spicy for me but exactly right ...

I enjoyed this recipe. I think the most important part is the simmering before adding the ketchup. That really helped the flavors. I will do that again. I do like the heat and smokiness o...

This sauce had all the ingredients I look for in a good bbq sauce, but this didn't quite do it for us. We found it a bit heavy on the smoke factor as written, but really the problem for us was ...

As I was out of molasses, I omitted it. I used dark brown sugar with a couple extra tblsp, instead. I also subbed Jack Daniel's for the rum, as a personal taste preference. The liquid smoke may ...

Doubled the recipe. Cut back on the red chili. Only used 1 TBS. Great recipe. Let it simmer till thickened.

Perfect for ribs. Not at all acrid after cooking which I find many bbq sauces to be.

We really liked this sauce recipe, it's very smooth, rich and has nice heat and tang. I prepared exactly as published but halved, and did add a tablespoon of onion powder and several teaspoons ...

I've only just begun to try out BBQ sauce recipes. I'm from the western piedmont/foothills area of NC so I'm used to a smoky, sweet, red BBQ sauce. This recipe is a great place to start. As y...

i am throwing a huge party and making a ton of pulled pork.. i see that this recipe makes 40 servings... not sure how much that actually is .... I'm looking to make about a gallon... any input f...