Kansas City meets Carolina BBQ Sauce combines the best of both worlds in one sauce. Sweet yet a little spicy with the addition of mustard and other ingredients. This sauce will blow your mind!
The lifelong feud of the Kansas City BBQ Sauce VS Carolina Style BBQ Sauce continues, as it has since the beginning of BBQ Sauces being marketed. Kansas City Barbecue Sauce or Carolina style Barbecue Sauce lovers say the two shall never meet. They are not married to me now, are they?
Today was the day to end the BBQ dispute in our household by compromising my usual favorite recipe for BBQ Sauce. Yes, by now, most of you know I am a Kansas City BBQ sauce girl, and that darn husband of mine is a Carolina Style BBQ monster, I mean guy. Did I say that? OK, yes, I did, but of course, in good fun.
I wondered what would happen If I just changed things up a little and just gave him his mustard base, sigh yet I would be missing my tomato base, wouldn’t I? Oh, my sweet, dark, beloved BBQ sauce, how I would cut that deliciously comforting flavor today. Or would I? Not on your life, sister!
I decide in every marriage or relationship. There must be some form of compromise to keep the heavenly peace from above. So what would it hurt if I joined his flavors with my flavors? I decided not to say a word for fear the usual disagreements on BBQ sauce would be in full force. I just decided to have my Kansas City Style meet his Carolina Style BBQ sauce and see if they might form a bonding relationship of tastiness, so my journey began.
I sat down, looking over my usual suspect recipe, and instantly, I had the solution to our long battle over the BBQ styles, there would be World Peace, love, devotion, and hopefully, yes, hopefully, yumminess and none of his manly complaining across my lovely glass table. Tonight, I would become super wife, saving myself from the comments of that husband of mine about his Carolina BBQ Sauce.
Kansas City meets Carolina BBQ Sauce
Two and 1/2 tablespoons of chili powder
One teaspoon of fresh ground black pepper
One teaspoon of Hungarian paprika
One teaspoon of kosher salt
The zest of 1 orange
One cup of quality ketchup
One cup of honey mustard
One cup of yellow mustard
1/2 of a cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 of a cup Worcestershire sauce
The juice of 4 fresh lemons
1/4 of a cup A-1 steak sauce
1/8 of a cup of molasses
1/2 of a cup of natural honey
Two tablespoons of hot sauce
One cup of brown sugar lightly packed
Three tablespoons of authentic olive oil
One medium onion diced
Five cloves of garlic minced
In a glass bowl, combine the chili powder, fresh ground black pepper, kosher salt, and the zest of 1 orange.
In a large bowl, mix the ketchup, honey mustard, yellow mustard, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, freshly squeezed lemon juice, A-1 steak sauce, molasses, natural honey, hot sauce, and lightly packed brown sugar.
Over medium heat, warm the authentic olive oil in a large saucepan. Add the minced onions and sauté them until translucent, about 5-6 minutes. Press the garlic cloves, add them to the onion and cook for another minute.
Add spices from the small bowl to the pan, then add all the wet ingredients.
Simmer over low heat for 10-15 minutes uncovered.
Place in refrigerator overnight to let flavors come through.
Suggested recipes to try:
- Kansas City Style Homemade Barbecue Sauce is 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.
- Southern Chow Chow will take you a step back in time to Granny’s kitchen. From Kentucky to Florida and most areas in between, this tangy, sweet, and spicy Southern relish is a beloved topping for so many foods.
- Cajun Gravy is made with pure Acadian love from a rich amber-colored roux made with bacon drippings, butter, The “Cajun Holy Trinity” of celery, bell peppers, onions, garlic, seasoned with Slap Ya Mama Cajun Seasoning, Worcester sauce, Crystal hot sauce, and dried herbs.
Kansas City meets Carolina BBQ Sauce
- 2 ½ tablespoons Chili powder
- 1 teaspoon Hungarian Paprika
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon Black pepper
- 1 Orange Zested
- 1½ cups Organic Ketchup
- 1 cup Honey Mustard
- ½ cup Yellow Mustard
- ½ cup Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
- ¼ cup Organic Honey
- ¼ cup A-1 Steak Sauce
- 2 Lemons Juice of
- 2 tablespoons Molasses
- 2 tablespoons Hot Sauce your brand
- 1 dash Worcestershire sauce
- 1 cup Light Brown Sugar
- 3 tablespoons Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 small Onion Diced
- 5 cloves Garlic Minced
- In a glass bowl, combine the chili powder, fresh ground black pepper, kosher salt, and the zest of 1 orange.
- In a large bowl, mix the ketchup, honey mustard, yellow mustard, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, freshly squeezed lemon juice, A-1 steak sauce, molasses, natural honey, hot sauce, and lightly packed brown sugar.
- Over medium heat, warm the authentic olive oil in a large saucepan. Add the minced onions and sauté them until translucent, about 5-6 minutes. Press the garlic cloves, add it to the onion and cook for another minute.
- Add spices from the small bowl to pan, then add all the wet ingredients.
- Simmer over low heat for 20 minutes uncovered.
- Place in refrigerator overnight to let flavors come through.
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