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Jar of Easy Homemade BBQ Sauce Kansas City Style
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Easy BBQ Sauce - Kansas City Style

An Easy BBQ sauce recipe with sweet and heat made in the classic Kansas City style. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, BBQ sauce
Keyword BBQ sauce, easy BBQ sauce, homemade BBQ sauce, kansas city bbq sauce
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 - 8 people
Cost $10.00

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, diced
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 2 cups tomato puree
  • 1/2 cup blackstrap molasses
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper

Instructions

Instructions

  • Preheat a 3 1/2 quart sauce pot over medium heat. Add olive oil. 
  • Next add onions and sautee for 5 - 6 minutes, stirring often, or until translucent and soft, but not caramelized. Add garlic and stir for another minute.
  • Add ketchup, tomato puree, molasses, and apple cider vinegar and bring to a simmer. Should take about 5 minutes to come to a simmer.
  • Finally add sugar, salt, cayenne, and black pepper and stir. Using a hand immersion blender, blend the ingredients to grind up the onion and garlic.
  • Bring back to a simmer and cover for another 20 minutes. Remove from heat, and then using a funnel, pour the sauce into a mason jar.