Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 8 mins

I'm posting this in response to a request. It got this out of a cookbook of all kahlua recipes back in the 70s or 80s. Any coffee flavored liqour should work if you don't have kahlua.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place butter in a small saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Once melted, add onions and saute until soft.
  3. Add remaining ingredients, mixing well.
  4. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat.
  5. Simmer for 5 minutes stirring frequently.
  6. Use on chicken or ribs- be sure to wait till the meat is almost done to baste with sauce so that the sugar in it doesn't burn.
Most Helpful

Thanks for this, I have been looking for it for a long time. I too had that recipe book years ago and had lost it. I love this BBQ Sauce. Thanks!

tpark April 01, 2010

A little too sweet, not enough zest. Very easy to make. Good on chicken or ribs, or mix into baked beans for extra flavor. ***UPDATE*** I added a chopped chipotle pepper and some adobo sauce which added the zest I was looking for.

KelBel October 08, 2004