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All-American Barbecue Sauce

All-American Barbecue Sauce

Rated as 4.71 out of 5 Stars
Recipe By:Chef John
"I'm very excited to show you my take on America's most popular style of barbecue sauce--which of course originated in and around Kansas City. After you make a batch of this and taste just how incredible it is, I don't think you'll ever buy that stuff from the store again. Sauce may be used right away, but for best results, wrap and refrigerate for a day or two before using to allow the flavors to develop."


  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup dark molasses
  • 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin


  1. Combine ketchup, brown sugar, molasses, vinegar, paprika, chili powder, cayenne, black pepper, allspice, coriander, and cumin in a mixing bowl and whisk thoroughly.