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Mixing at Home: Kansas City-Style BBQ Sauce

Mixing at Home: Kansas City-Style BBQ Sauce

Heat… Stir… Slather…

Mixing At Home - BBQ RibsNothing tastes better than grilled meats doused in a perfect barbeque glaze. Try mixing up this easy recipe to achieve those finger-lickin’ ribs.

Ready in 45 minutes


Group A

  • 2 tbsp neutral-tasting oil, such as grape seed or vegetable
  • 6 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 slightly heaping tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • Pinch ground cloves
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes

Group B

  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup dark molasses
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp English-style dried mustard
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf


  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Cook while mixing ingredients from Group A until paste is dark brick red, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add ingredients from Group B and adjust heat to maintain a gentle simmer.
  4. Cook until the flavors come together, about 30 minutes.
  5. Remove and discard bay leaf before using.

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