"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." — Kathy
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ground black pepper
1 (5.5 ounce) can
liquid smoke flavoring
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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!!!!
Just fabulous! This worked out great and I'll be using it again! Changes? Pureed half an onion and 2 garlic cloves (I'll try roasted garlic next time) and only 1 tbsp liquid smoke. Thanks for sharing!
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.
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!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Kathy's Award Winning Barbeque Sauce
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 16
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