Big Al's K.C. Bar-B-Q Sauce

Big Al's K.C. Bar-B-Q Sauce


"This is a Kansas City-style sauce that I make in my restaurant. It is sweet and smoky with a little bite."


35 m servings 46 cals
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Original recipe yields 48 servings



  • Calories:
  • 46 kcal
  • 2%
  • Fat:
  • 0.9 g
  • 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.9g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 219 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, mix together the ketchup, tomato sauce, brown sugar, wine vinegar, molasses, liquid smoke and butter. Season with garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, paprika, celery seed, cinnamon, cayenne, salt and pepper.
  2. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for up to 20 minutes. For thicker sauce, simmer longer, and for thinner, less time is needed. Sauce can also be thinned using a bit of water if necessary. Brush sauce onto any kind of meat during the last 10 minutes of cooking.
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I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this sauce!!!! This will be "one and only" BBQ sauce from now on. It's thick, sweet and spicy and beautiful in color! To try it out..first I cut the servings to 12. I foll...

Great! For anyone who like's sweet baby rays brand barbeque sauce, this is it! And advice to anyone wanting to make it, don't leave out the liquid smoke! I didn't have any, so I was just going t...

This is a GREAT sauce! I am catering a wedding reception the end of this month and needed a sauce I could call my own, so my kitchen was tore up from the floor up! I measured the spices and save...

I grew up in South Carolina and this BBQ sauce is the closest I've come to having a "taste of home". I made it when my son and his fraternity buddies were coming to Blacksburg for a football we...

I better add my comment, since I have been using the sauce for months. After using this recipe, you can stop searching for the perfect KC BBQ sauce. You only need 2 BBQ sauce recipes, KC and T...

I have found THE one BBQ sauce. No more store bought awful ones here! I made just as is (but halved the recipe= 1 1/2 C) and I simmered it for about 50 minutes. The next day it was nice and thic...

Al must be holding something back if this is his restaurant version! This Barbeque Sauce needs some tweaking-Cut way back on the Red Wine Vinegar, double the spices (not the salt) and more Liqu...

I used the sauce for beef ribs. Whow! The ribs were out of this world. I braised the meat and then let it cook in a crock pot in the sauce for some hours - the ribs were fall-apart tender and...

This is an incredible bbq sauce recipe. I followed directions exactly. Took 2 beautiful slabs of ribs, precooked them in very low temp oven with a bit of red wine, then grilled them with some g...