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. Apparently, 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 really say that? OK, yes, I did but of course in good fun.
I totally 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? My sweet, dark, beloved BBQ sauce oh, how I would miss that deliciously comforting flavor today. Or would I? Not on your life sister!
I decided 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 and 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 and 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
- 2 and 1/2 tablespoons of chili powder
- 1 teaspoon of fresh ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon of Hungarian paprika
- 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
- The zest of 1 orange
- 1 cup of quality ketchup
- 1 cup of honey mustard
- 1 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
- 2 tablespoons of hot sauce
- 1 cup of brown sugar lightly packed
- 3 tablespoons of authentic olive oil
- 1 medium onion diced
- 5 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 it to the onion and cook for another minute.
- Add spices from the small bowl to pan, then add the all the wet ingredients.
- Simmer over low heat for 10-15 minutes uncovered.
- Place in refrigerator overnight to let flavors come through.
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