Kansas City BBQ Sauce

Published June 1, 2006.

Why this recipe works:

Our Kansas City BBQ Sauce recipe combines the usual sauce ingredients—ketchup, vinegar, molasses, hot sauce, mustard—with two unexpected ingredients: dark corn syrup and root beer, which give our barbecue sauce the sticky, sweet, and smoky characteristics. But beware: We found that our Kansas… read more

Our Kansas City BBQ Sauce recipe combines the usual sauce ingredients—ketchup, vinegar, molasses, hot sauce, mustard—with two unexpected ingredients: dark corn syrup and root beer, which give our barbecue sauce the sticky, sweet, and smoky characteristics. But beware: We found that our Kansas City BBQ Sauce recipe burns very quickly and should not be used over direct heat when grilling.

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Makes about 4 cups

We like our barbecue sauce extra-thick. If you like a thinner, smoother texture, the sauce can be strained after it has finished cooking.

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