Steve's Bodacious Barbecue Rib Sauce

Steve's Bodacious Barbecue Rib Sauce

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"This recipe makes a great semi-sweet sauce for smoked barbecue ribs. Serve this warm on the side along with your ribs or baste directly on the ribs during the last 30 minutes of cooking."
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1 h 5 m servings 12 cals
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Original recipe yields 64 servings



  • Calories:
  • 12 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Fat:
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 2.1g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 28 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion and garlic and saute for 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 15 minutes. Then add the ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, honey, cayenne pepper, chili powder and Worcestershire sauce.
  2. Simmer for 60 more minutes, then transfer mixture to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth.



I was looking for a BBQ Sauce recipe to try with ribs that I could make from ingredients I had on hand. This one looked the best of those I found, but I didn't have 6 tomatoes. I used 3 and adde...

Very good - couldn't be bothered to puree it so left it chunky. Superb result - the onion caramelised and singed around the edges adding to the bodacious yummy taste. Thanks Steve! Definitely...

Steve is right his rib sauce is very good. I tryed it,and everyone liked it.gardiner

Sweet, with a little heat in the back of the throat. Nice sauce! I did food processor it a bit before basting it on a sirloin steak, not having any ribs to try out on. I also didn't have any tom...

Great sauce...

Excellent recipe! Exactly what I've been looking for. A nice "red" barbecue sauce, as opposed to brown/molasses type. Thanks for the post!

This was very good. I added a couple of squeezes of lemon juice, and as I didn't have cayenne, I subbed in a packet of pizza pepper flakes. Will definitely make again. Very forgiving recipe.

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