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Kathy's Award Winning Barbeque Sauce Recipe
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Kathy's Award Winning Barbeque Sauce
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Kathy's Award Winning Barbeque Sauce

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"This is a thick and spicy barbeque chicken recipe that has won several cooking contests. The sauce consists of molasses, brown sugar, tomato juice and spices all pureed together in a blender. Some may wish to cut the amount of pepper in half."

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Original recipe makes 2 1/2 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. In a blender or food processor, combine the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, molasses, brown sugar, onion, garlic powder, ground black pepper, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, tomato juice, and liquid smoke flavoring. Puree until smooth, and transfer to a saucepan.
  2. Place saucepan on the stove over medium heat. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for about 1 hour, or to desired thickness.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 17, 2012

Instead of using garlic powder, I used fresh minced garlic. I sauteed the onion and garlic in a little butter before adding the remaining ingredients. This was a nice sauce but it seems to be missing something and even after simmering, it was a little thin........VERY easy to make.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 03, 2005

I just made this recipe, hoping it would compliment our ribs, but there is just something bitter about this recipe. I don't know what it is exactly, but it feels like it's almost there but not quite. I don't really like the liquid smoke flavor either, so maybe that could be what makes this recipe taste funny. We tend to like sweet bbq sauces, but this is not the kind of sweet we are used to (we like Sonny's BBQ's sweet sauce.) I guess we'll keep looking for a recipe that suits our taste better. Thanks anyway!!

Aug 05, 2003

This was a easy and great tasting recipe. I actually made ribs with it. I just made this sauce and applied it to the ribs, wrapped them in foil and baked 300 for 2 1/2 hours. Then took the extra sauce over to my friend's house and put them on the bbq and put on the extra sauce. They came off the grill and dinner wasn't quite ready and the ribs were gone before the rest of the meal was on the table. There were bones everywhere and everyone wanted this recipe. I hadn't brought the recipe but told them where they could find it. It was spicy but the kids ate them without any problems.

Aug 29, 2002

YUM!!! I was feeling lazy when I made this so I dumped it all in the crock pot (minus the tomato sauce and onions); threw in 2 frozen boneless, skinless chicken breasts and cooked on low for about 6 hours. Very good! Sauce did not penetrate chicken much but there was a lot of flavor in sauce and chicken was tender. I'll make again.

Sep 01, 2006

I used this sauce with 25 pounds of pulled pork at a memorial picnic for a fallen biker. I knew the sauce was a hit when I watched people go back to the buffet table for seconds, and return with 3 of my sandwiches on their plates.......and nothing else!

Jul 29, 2008

VERY Good! Sweet, with subtle heat! This is a nice thick sauce that gets better after refrigerating overight. I scaled back to 8 servings to try out. For the kids sake, I cut the cayenne and black pepper back to 1/4 teaspoon. I did not have tomato juice on hand so I subbed 3 tablespoon of crushed canned tomatoes. I used this sauce on baby back ribs with were rubbed with the BBQ Dry Rub Recipe. This sauce is every bit as good and comparable to the Big Al's K.C. Bar-B-Q Sauce recipe!

Apr 28, 2003

After two years of trying barbecue sauce recipes I have finally found one that we all think is great. My daughter would prefer it a little less spicy, so I will probably make some for her with a little less cayenne. Also, I used half molasses and half corn syrup. Superb!!!!

Apr 18, 2005

Oh... my.... gosh. This is theee best bbq sauce. Everything you want in a sauce - tangy, spicy, sweet. Just terrific. Bottle this and you'll make a fortune.


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  • Calories
  • 102 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.3 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 1.8 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 212 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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