Quick Smoky and Sweet BBQ Sauce
Recipe and photo by Tami Ganeles Weiser
two-tablespoon servings (3½ cups total)
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes
This Kansas City-style sauce is packed with flavor and quick to make.
3 cups ketchup
4 garlic cloves, grated or minced
¼ onion, peeled and studded with a clove
⅓ cup packed dark brown sugar
¼ cup Dijon mustard
2 tablespoon cane syrup or mild honey
1½ tablespoons ancho chili powder
1 tablespoon molasses
1 tablespoon sweet smoked paprika
1 tablespoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- Combine all of the ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir well. When it begins to bubble around the edges, lower heat to a simmer. Cook 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Remove and discard the onion and cloves. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. The flavors will strengthen over time.