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Kansas City Style Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Kansas City Style Homemade Barbecue Sauce a deliciously sweet, smoky, tangy sauce, and perfect for barbecued chicken, pork, and even beef. If you love a great Kansas City Style sauce you’ll love how easy it is to make in about 30 minutes combining ketchup, mustard, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce,  lemon juice, steak sauce, Tamarind paste,  dark molasses, honey, oil,  hot sauce, and brown sugar, and liquid smoke with a perfect amount of spice added.

Kansas City Style Homemade Barbecue Sauce a  deliciously sweet, smoky, tangy sauce, and perfect for barbecued chicken, pork, and even beef.I’m not opposed to Store brands of BBQ Sauce, there are many wonderfully delicious sauces you can purchase from your local market. I just love the idea of making my own Kansas City Style Homemade Barbecue Sauce and being able to control what goes into my sauce plus saving a little money.

#DIY Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce is fairly simple to make and can be done in approximately 30 minutes flat. This is a wonderful BBQ Sauce our family used over the years, and I have to tell you It’s one of my favorites to slather on chicken and pork.

You will have a decent amount left over that you can store in your refrigerator for another menu item, for up to 3 week time, or even frozen for a few months if desired. This has been a valuable money saver for our family since it stores so nicely. I hope you and your family will enjoy this BBQ Sauce as much as we have.

 

 

 

Ingredients Needed for Kansas City Style Homemade Barbecue Sauce
  • Ketchup
  • Honey mustard
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Onion, minced
  • Garlic, minced
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Dark molasses
  • Lemon juice
  • Olive oil
  • Steak sauce
  • Pure honey
  • Tamarind paste
  • Dark brown sugar
  • Chili powder
  • Ground black pepper
  • Kosher salt
  • Liquid smoke
  • Hot sauce
Directions
  1. In a medium-sized bowl, mix the ketchup, mustard, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce,  lemon juice, steak sauce, Tamarind paste, dark molasses, honey, oil,  hot sauce, and brown sugar, and liquid smoke.
  2. In another small bowl, thoroughly mix chili powder, black pepper, and the table salt.
  3. Over medium heat, warm the oil in a large saucepan. Add the onions and sauté until limp and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  4. Crush the garlic, add it to the pan and cook for about 1 minute.
  5. Add the dry spices and stir for a few minutes to marry their flavors.
  6. Add the wet ingredients. Simmer over medium heat for 25 minutes with the lid off to thicken it.

 

 

 

 

 

5 from 10 votes
Kansas City Style Homemade Barbecue Sauce a  deliciously sweet, smoky, tangy sauce, and perfect for barbecued chicken, pork, and even beef.
Kansas City Style Homemade Barbecue Sauce
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 
Kansas City Style Homemade Barbecue Sauce a deliciously sweet, smoky, tangy sauce, and perfect for barbecued chicken, pork, and even beef.
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ Sauce, Kansas City BBQ Sauce
Servings: 12 People
Author: hmccallum
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Ketchup
  • 1/4 cup Honey Mustard
  • 1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 small Onion diced
  • 4 cloves Garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Dark Molasses
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice fresh only
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Steak Sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Pure Honey
  • 1 tablespoon Tamarind paste
  • 1 1/2 cups Light brown Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt or to own taste
  • 1 teaspoon Liquid Smoke
  • 1 teaspoon Hot sauce
Instructions
  1. In a medium-sized bowl, mix the ketchup, mustard, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, steak sauce, Tamarind paste, dark molasses, honey, oil, hot sauce, and brown sugar, and liquid smoke.
  2. In another small bowl, thoroughly mix chili powder, black pepper, and the table salt.
  3. Over medium heat, warm the oil in a large saucepan. Add the onions and sauté until limp and translucent, about 5 minutes.
  4. Crush the garlic, add it to the pan and cook for about 1 minute.
  5. Add the dry spices and stir for a few minutes to marry their flavors.
  6. Add the wet ingredients. Simmer over medium heat for 25 minutes with the lid off to thicken it.

 

 

 

 

 

Kansas City Style Homemade Barbecue Sauce

 

 

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18 Comments

  • Reply
    Nelda M
    August 16, 2020 at 11:55 pm

    My family loved this BBQ sauce and I will be making it again for our next bbq. How long does it last in the refrigerator?

  • Reply
    Gaye @CalmHealthySexy
    August 18, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Hi Heidy – This looks like an awesome sauce! Thanks so much for sharing with the Let’s Get Real Party. Pinning.

  • Reply
    swathiiyer
    August 18, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Homemade is always best, love to try this barbecue sauce. thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop. pinning

  • Reply
    dishofdailylife
    August 17, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    I like to make my own barbeque sauce too…and it’s always different…a little of this, a little of that. I’m up for trying a recipe too though…this looks really wonderful. I love apple cider vinegar! Pinning!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      September 18, 2014 at 2:12 am

      Thanks you’ll have to tell me about your recipe!! Glad you dropped by!

  • Reply
    KC the KitchenChopper
    August 16, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Another great way of “stepping away from the bottle”. Thanks Heidy for co-hosting with me at #theWeekendSocial. #DIY Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce

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    The Foodie Affair
    August 15, 2014 at 10:12 am

    I’m so glad this BBQ sauce got a page of of its own. It’ll be easier to find when I make this because we’re still grilling! Where would I find tamarind paste? I think that’s the only ingredient I need to purchase.

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    Joanne T Ferguson
    August 15, 2014 at 4:45 am

    G’day! Now that’s what I call a BBQ sauce Heidy! Sounds delish!

  • Reply
    Culinary Flavors
    August 15, 2014 at 1:19 am

    If you can make your own BBq sauce why bother with the store bought! There is absolutely no comparison! I love it!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      September 18, 2014 at 2:13 am

      I know, it’s pretty simple to make as well. Thanks for dropping by!!

  • Reply
    Kelly
    August 14, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    I was wondering if I could omit the mustard and use something else in place? I am allergic to honey, what would you suggest?

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      August 14, 2014 at 11:09 pm

      I have made this without the mustard all together. To be honest most KC style BBQ sauces do not have mustard of any sort. I would increase the vinegar a bit. Or you could use another mustard of your choice.

  • Reply
    Ben Myers
    August 14, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    Love the idea of DIY sauce. I have been refraining from using store bought sauces, so this will come in handy.

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      August 14, 2014 at 11:10 pm

      Thanks Ben! Glad it will come in handy for you. Let us know how yours turns out.

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