Kentucky Black Barbecue Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

Delicious & different! Not your typical barbecue sauce. My grown son loves this and calls me for the recipe constantly- I just send him here now. :) From the Dean and Deluca Cookbook. (Don't let the long list of ingredients scare you- you probably have everything on hand, and the sauce really goes together quite easily.) (Tip: makes a company worthy meal served alongside a pork tenderloin roast, baby potatoes, vegetable of your choice & a fresh rosemary sprig for garnish.) Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the vegetable oil over moderate heat.
  2. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes, or until the onion is soft and light golden brown.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients, and simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
  4. (The sauce will thicken slightly).
  5. Serve warm.
Most Helpful

This is a fantastic BBQ sauce; to me, a nice Carolina-style sauce. I did reduce the vinegar and Worchestershire by 2 Tablespoons, but otherwise followed the recipe as written. Used with some boneless pork country ribs (pre-cooked to reduce the fat) Slathered with sauce, baked the ribs covered @ 300 F. for 30 minutes; uncovered, slathered again and baked for an addition 15 minutes @ 400 F. Thank you Becky for posting this delicious recipe.

Caroline Cooks June 17, 2008

I made this and it was kinda salty. I'm not sure about using it as a BBQ sauce. BUT! I used it as a marinade for chicken thighs, WOW! It was really good. I used boneless skinless and grilled them on my George Foreman.

Joseph September 10, 2006