The Best Barbecue Sauce Period
60 mins (prep 5, cooking 55)
13 ingredients
2 servings
After being disgusted with super-syrupy bottled sauces full of HFCS I set out to create the greatest tomato-based BBQ sauce the world has ever known. Super tangy and full of meat-enhancing (not covering) flavor, this sauce is loved by everyone who tries it. What's great is that by changing amounts of, adding or omitting ingredients, you can make it your own!Don't even think about that terrible liquid smoke! Try some chipotle powder or one or two chipotles in adobo. It will also add some heat.For a Kansas City style sauce, omit the molasses, reduce the vinegar and add some heat like cayenne. Also, if you prefer you can use fresh garlic and onion.This sauce gets better and mellows once it's had a chance to sit a few days in the fridge and it cans well if you're into preserving.It's great as a finishing sauce for beef, pork or chicken, or as a meatloaf glaze. Of course everyone will rave when you serve it on the side or mixed into baked beans.If you omit the Worcestershire sauce (anchovies) this recipe is vegan.This recipe is easily halved.

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Serving Size (291.65 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 357.08 Calories from Fat 8.1
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.9g 2.77%
Saturated Fat 0.16g 1.57%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 741.18mg 61.77%
Total Carbohydrate 84.33g 56.22%
Dietary Fiber 2.93 g 23.44%
Sugars 71.32 g %
Protein 1.91g 7.64%
Vitamin A 3885.33IU% Vitamin C 55.23mg%
Calcium 273.71mg% Iron 8.84mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
unseasoned tomato sauce, packed dark brown sugar, fresh ground black pepper