Tony Roma's Original Barbecue Sauce Recipe

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by RedVinoGirl

This is my favorite barbecue sauce. I'm originally from Chicago and Tony Roma's is a chain that started in Chicago and has now expanded. When I moved away from home I was able to find this barbecue sauce bottled in stores and it's the only one I love. I now live in Ohio and there's no Tony Roma's to be found. Found this...haven't tried it yet, but am posting it here for safekeeping until I can try it.

Top Review by Sherri W.

I actually didn't make the sauce but I have a bottle of Tony Roma's sauce in front of me, and the recipe on this site is nothing like the ingredients on the label. INGREDIENTS: Tomato Puree, water, tomato paste, sugalled vinegar, molasses, water, brown sugar, food starch-modified (corn), salt, honey, extractive of paprika, caramel color, natural flavoring. As you can see, there's no garlic or onion nor ketchup and Tabasco sauce. I doubt this is really the Tony Roma BBQ Sauce recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all of the ingredients for the barbeque sauce in a saucepan over high heat. Use a whisk to blend the ingredients until smooth.
  2. When the mixture comes to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer uncovered.
  3. In 30-45 minutes, when the mixture thickens, remove it from the heat. If you want a thicker sauce, heat it longer. If you make the sauce too thick, thin it with vinegar.

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