Sweet and Smoky Barbeque Sauce

Sweet and Smoky Barbeque Sauce

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  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    35 m
  • Ready In

    45 m
Recipe by  ALLY71

“Use this toward the end of cooking as you would for any BBQ meat such as pork, ribs, or chicken. I have even used it on beef and hamburgers, sausages, hot dogs, or anything you want, for the most part. I use it on everything from ribs to roasts to hamburgers to hot dogs. Even goes good with a good old classic grilled cheese sandwich. This is a great all-round BBQ sauce. Use right away or cool to room temperature, transfer to jars or containers, and refrigerate. The sauce will keep for several months in the fridge.”

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Original recipe yields 40 servings


  1. Mix vinegar, brown sugar, molasses, honey, Worcestershire sauce, rum, mustard, liquid smoke, ground chile, black pepper, garlic powder, and allspice together in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until sauce is smooth and brown sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir ketchup into sauce and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce is dark and thickened, about 30 minutes.

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I enjoyed this recipe. I think the most important part is the simmering before adding the ketchup. That really helped the flavors. I will do that again. I do like the heat and smokiness of a chipotle or chipotle sauce in BBQ so I may exchange the liquid smoke next time. This is a good starting point and excellent method.

Patty M

Patty M

I made this as directed with all the ingredients as listed. I, too, felt adding the ketchup after everything else was blended helped. The red pepper was a bit too spicy for me but exactly right for the hubby. Will definitely make this again and will half the red chile pepper.



I've made this twice in the last two weeks and we absolutely love it! All those various ingredients create an incredible flavor. It's not as sweet as so many BBQ sauces are, just a very rich taste. The red chili pepper flavor mellows over time, and although it was not too strong for us to begin with, it was much less noticeable the second day. It is very easy to make and will be my new go to recipe for BBQ sauce. I used about a cup to cook a pork shoulder roast in the crock pot, along with a sliced onion and diluted orange juice, and then topped the pork with the sauce when served. Yummy! Looking forward to trying it with chicken and so many other dishes.

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Amount Per Serving (40 total)

  • Calories
  • 54 cal
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs
  • 12.4 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 0.6 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 295 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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