Author: Simple Foodie

Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce

Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce

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Cups: 5

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Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce Recipe. Forget about the store bought barbeque sauce. Nothing compares to homemade. Everyone will be asking you for this recipe. It's that good and easy to make.


cider vinegar 1/2 cup
honey 1/4 cup
molasses 1/4 cup
mustard 2 Tbsps
spiced rum 2 Tbsps
liquid smoke 1 Tbsp
Worcestershire sauce 1/4 cup
allspice (ground) 1 tsp
chili powder 1 Tbsp
ground cloves 1/4 tsp
garlic powder 2 tsps
brown sugar 1/2 cup packed
black pepper 2 tsps
kosher salt 2 tsps to taste
ketchup 4 cups


  1. In a saucepan over medium heat combine all the wet and dry ingredients except the ketchup.
  2. Make sure all the dry ingredients have dissolved.
  3. Stir in the ketchup and bring to a boil.
  4. Lower to a simmer and cook uncovered for 30 minutes.
  5. Taste and add additional salt and pepper to taste.


For a flavorful barbeque consider using the BBQ Rub recipe to season your meat before using the Kansas City BBQ Sauce to baste your meat.