Kansas style BBQ sauce

I was planning on doing some ribs, this weekend, since we celebrate the kings day on monday and the weather was good. This relaxes me a lot, and I started out being in anticipation all weekend. Nice! Should do them more often, I guess.

To start out with the ribs, I needed some BBQ sauce first, and the true master of BBQ, Steven Raichlen, had a great recipe in one of his books, called Kansas Style BBQ ribs, with some great accompanying sauce.

How to make that sauce is described below, including some great pics.

1 cup of Ketchup
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup of bourbon, or in my case, some honey based Jack Daniels
3 tablespoons of apple based vinagre
3 tablespoons of melasse
2 tablespoons of worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon of tabasco
1/2 teaspoon of union powder
1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon of freshly grounded black pepper


Now, for the easy part, just put all of this in a pan and mix it up well. Get it to a boil and let it simmer for about 10 minutes until it’s nice and thick.


If you put it in a jar or bottle, and let it cool back to room temperature, you can place it in the fridge. It remains good for a couple of (6) weeks, apparantly, although in my fridge, it never stays that long 😉



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