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Sweet and Smoky Barbeque Sauce

Rated as 4.33 out of 5 Stars
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"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
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 12.4 0.6 0 295 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 ...

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average. too much pepper (both black and red). Needs more smoke flavoring. added more honey and still too spicy. I like spice but that recipe as written will take any carefully crafted or pr...

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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 ...

average. too much pepper (both black and red). Needs more smoke flavoring. added more honey and still too spicy. I like spice but that recipe as written will take any carefully crafted or pr...

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...