Kentucky Black Barbecue Sauce

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by BecR2400

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!

Top Review by Caroline Cooks

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.

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.

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