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Kansas City Rib Sauce

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Kansas City Rib Sauce

Kansas City Rib Sauce

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This is a rich, thick, tomato based barbecue sauce recipe often associated these days as Kansas City Style. You get that traditional combination of sweet with a touch of heat in a dark and thick tomato sauce. Adjust the heat by changing the amount of cayenne.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: Makes about 2 cups


  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne


Heat oil in a saucepan. Add garlic and sauté until brown. Add remaining ingredients and reduce heat. Simmer for 15 minutes until thickened.
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 4 out of 5
VeryNice, Member GrillDaddy

We used this on the side for smoked brisket and it was perfect. A very nice sauce that is good for a wide range of tastes. I made it one day prior to using it and it tasted right on target. The only thing I adjusted was I went with 2/3 cup brown sugar and added 1 Tbs butter. I'm telling you go for this one you won't be disappointed . EM EM GOOD!

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