75 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 54
  • 4 Rating Star 15
  • 3 Rating Star 4
  • 1 Rating Star 2

Great thick sauce on ribs and chicken!

prep:
10 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
24
Max Servings:
24
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Melt the butter in saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion, and cook until tender. Mix in ketchup, cider vinegar, water, apple juice, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, molasses, honey, mustard powder, chili powder, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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Tip

Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

50.3 calories; 0.52 g protein; 10.24 g carbohydrates; 1.15 g fat; 2.54 mg cholesterol; 260.01 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


Reviews (61)

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Most helpful positive review

Cliff G
10/02/2007
This is an excellent recipe! I used it on pork turkey chicken and it was great! My wife did not like the tang so I made a batch and left out the pepper. Tastes better than any jar bbq sauce I have purchased. I enter bbq contests and this will definately be the sauce I use!
(48)

Most helpful critical review

gredell
06/14/2010
I don't know about this one. Tried it followed the directions exactly as they are. I found the taste odd and the sauce was very acidic. When I first read the recipe I was wondering about the acidity level when you see things like 2 cups of ketchup (which has a lot of vinegar in it) 1/2 cup vinegar and then 1/4 cup apple juice - all these are acidic! Might be better if the ketchup was changed for tomato paste and crushed tomatoes.
(12)
75 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 54
  • 4 Rating Star 15
  • 3 Rating Star 4
  • 1 Rating Star 2
Cliff G
10/02/2007
This is an excellent recipe! I used it on pork turkey chicken and it was great! My wife did not like the tang so I made a batch and left out the pepper. Tastes better than any jar bbq sauce I have purchased. I enter bbq contests and this will definately be the sauce I use!
(48)
ANNALIE
08/30/2007
This is definitely the best Allrecipes BBQ sauce I've tried - and there are some excellent ones on this site! As a previous reviewer suggested I double the apple juice and omit the water. I also use fresh garlic. Pour this sauce over chicken legs and cook on "low" in the slow cooker for 8 hours for the best BBQ chicken ever!
(41)
DRAGONSHEART64
08/07/2007
Used this in place of bottled sauce in Freak'n Good Ribs. Everyone just devoured them. Not too hot not too sweet.
(22)
missD43
06/16/2008
We recently celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary with a BBQ dinner and this is the sauce we used for our pork ribs. It was delicious!!!..We like spice so it was just right though my husband wanted more spice to it. I dont think I will buy bottled sauce ever again this was too easy. Tip: Sauce is better the 2nd day.
(12)
gredell
06/14/2010
I don't know about this one. Tried it followed the directions exactly as they are. I found the taste odd and the sauce was very acidic. When I first read the recipe I was wondering about the acidity level when you see things like 2 cups of ketchup (which has a lot of vinegar in it) 1/2 cup vinegar and then 1/4 cup apple juice - all these are acidic! Might be better if the ketchup was changed for tomato paste and crushed tomatoes.
(12)
Nina K.
11/03/2009
Delicious! Just a few substitutions: fruit punch for the apple cider 1 cup of creamy tomato soup for 1 cup of the ketchup and soy sauce for worcestshire. I also added just a few drops of liquid smoke. Perfection!
(7)
Heff76
05/08/2012
Very good sauce. I didn't have cayenne on hand because my family doesn't care for very spicy things but it tasted just fine without it.
(7)
Anonymous
07/12/2006
Very good sauce. Sweet when you first taste it and then it kicks!
(7)
TERRIS911
03/13/2006
REALLY GOOD SAUCE! I did use cider instead of juice because it's all I had!I didn't change anything else and this sauce was great everyone wanted the "secret" recipe sauce.
(6)