Barbecue Sauce

There’s nothing like fresh barbecue sauce. Give this Kansas City barbecue-inspired sauce a try!


  • 1 (15-oz) can tomato sauce
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp freshly-ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp fine sea salt Optional: Pinch of cayenne for extra heat


Whisk ingredients together in a medium saucepan.

Cook over medium-high heat until sauce simmers. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer uncovered for 10-15 minutes, or until sauce has thickened slightly.

Use sauce immediately, or refrigerate in a sealed container for up to one week.