Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

Kansas City barbecue sauce is very sticky, sweet, and smoky—far more so than most tomato-based sauces. An extra-thick sauce. If you like a thinner, smoother texture, the sauce can be strained after it has finished cooking. From America's Test Kitchens

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat oil in saucepan over medium-high heat until shimmering.
  2. Add onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Whisk in remaining ingredients, except for liquid smoke, and bring to boil.
  4. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until mixture is thick and has reduced to 4 cups, about 1 hour.
  5. Stir in liquid smoke, if using.
  6. Sauce can be refrigerated in airtight container for up to 1 week.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a